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Ww2 original british helmet?

Article about: Hi, I have this helmet, I think it is british, but something is very strange (for me). The liner is different from the others that I can see online and the chin strap, in my opinion, is an i

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    Hi,
    I have this helmet, I think it is british, but something is very strange (for me). The liner is different from the others that I can see online and the chin strap, in my opinion, is an invention of the seller. Please I like to know your opinions, is it a ww2 british helmet? is it the kaki color correct? And the liner?
    Can be post war? Israely army? ...Please need help.
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    Hi, I've never seen a liner like this but it doesnt look post-war, looks more like some sort of early liner and chinstrap. However wait for some of the guys with more knowledge.

    Cheers, Mads

    Edit:

    Very nice lid btw.

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    Canadian?

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    Here's an Israelian liner:

    Ww2 original british  helmet?

    Israel MkI - Brendon's Helmets

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    Having 57 stamped on the liner makes me feel that is for size in cm, making it mainland Europe & not British.
    The chin strap looks to be an British Mk3 elasticated chin strap but the end that fits onto the chin strap lug has been altered.
    I would say post war modifications for maybe a Europe Country that used the Mk2.

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    I found the date 44 on the liner...
    Partisan

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    Do you have a photo of it?

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    Hi,
    I have found a number ont the steel of the helmet, it seems: 1940 (but I'm not sure) and 175
    On the liner I found 44 (can be the year?)
    here is the photos:


    have you any idea?

    Thanks
    Partisan
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    An interesting helmet in it's own right partisan and I believe Aaron is on to something here I do not think the liner to be an invention of the seller either.
    It will be interesting to see how this pans out as I have a few helmets myself with unidentified liners that have been deemed manufactured post war or of unknown origins.

    Regards Mark K

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    Hi Partisan, None of the British makers that I've seen date their liners in this way,it's always 19--. & even if they did just do the last two numbers I don't think they would be that big.

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