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M40 Something or Another

Article about: I have to agree early BGS that were made with WW2 features not a liner that fastened from the top like later WW2 shaped helmets I would vote definetly BGS I had one like it in the 60's from

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    Default M40 Something or Another

    I vaguely remember these helmets from when I was hot and heavy into it. I don't even remember if they are German or not.

    But it has slipped me..

    I'm sure some of you fine folks will know right off.... Someone care to jog my memory.

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    Isn't this a BGS helmet? Judging this by the fat vents...

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    It's a finnish reissued M40/55 evident by the red dyed liner, rolled rim, and stamped vents.

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    Post war shell. Somebody dropped what looks to be an OK liner in it....check the band.

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    That's right! The BGS... now I remember... The funky rolled edges... I knew the liner and chinstrap were not right for that lid but looked to be original WWII.

    Thanks! sometimes you just gotta kick it to get the gyros going...

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    and the rim stampings are not WW2 either....

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    Early BGS.

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    L&S stamped shell m53 west german helmet. the linner looks ok to be ww2

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    Post war shell!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    The visors on many of those W. German M40 helmets are a bit shorter than on WWII issue.

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