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    Hey I just bought a new helmet a few days ago and I can't seem to find any markings on it and I'd like to know what type of helmet it is could anyone help me?

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    British MK 4 i think!....
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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    British MK 4 i think!....
    looks it indeed, lift the dot liner and chinstrap lugs low on the sides, late WWII (or early post WWII) until 1970/80's.
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    I always thought the rivets were a lot higher up on the helmet on wartime examples, although I could be wrong ?.....

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    Quote by HistoryMan View Post
    I always thought the rivets were a lot higher up on the helmet on wartime examples, although I could be wrong ?.....
    I cant remember when the changeover took place, my wartime date example has them up high but mine is a mkiii. I never really spent much time looking at MKIV's to be honest.
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    post #3 in this thread says the MKIV were introduced in 1944

    British MkIII Turtle pattern helmet
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    I always thought they were first used in 1944 by the Canadians on D-Day ??

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    Here is my MkIV with low rivets. Assuming it is a 45 produced lid it should help with the timeline

    (the stamping is very light so a date on the shell is hard to see but there is a "4". As the liner is dated 1945, I am assuming a 45 dated shell as well

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