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What is this?! MK. II? Kelly?

Article about: Hello- Could someone please tell me what exactly I've got here? I always assumed it to be a Kelly Helmet but I'm having my doubts. I cannot find this type of chinstrap anywhere. The liner lo

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    Default What is this?! MK. II? Kelly?

    Hello-
    Could someone please tell me what exactly I've got here? I always assumed it to be a Kelly Helmet but I'm having my doubts. I cannot find this type of chinstrap anywhere. The liner looks similar to a Mk II and bears the number 58. Along the inner brim is a serial number. What prompted this post was the discovery of a sort of seal or stamp type thing on the inside of the actual helmet. It is very faded and all I can make out of it is the letters "EKEU" and maybe a D. I bought it when I was a kid at WWII Weekend in Reading, PA. Could anyone venture a guess as to what I've got? I can certainly add more photos if needed. FWIW, this is my first post!
    Thank you! -JP

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    Post war Dutch MKII clone the VB55 is the maker and 1955 and 12slo is the steel batch number.

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    good call steelhead jp the m1 clones also have this rim stamping ,crikey and i thought i was up early

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    Quote by James C View Post
    good call steelhead jp the m1 clones also have this rim stamping ,crikey and i thought i was up early
    Oh its Matt my signiture seems to have ran off somewhere (that also seems to include the edit signature button in settings.)

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    ive just noticed the chinstrap and terminations/etc are also identical to the m1 clone (m53)

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    sorry jp just re-read your post ,welcome to the forum friend

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    Welcome to the forum I hope you like it here.

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