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Canadian Modified M-1 C Para

Article about: These are rather an interesting helmet and are quite hard to source there is nothing extraordinary about the helmet body it self it is a post Vietnam era produced example the real prize hear

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    These are rather an interesting helmet and are quite hard to source there is nothing extraordinary about the helmet body it self it is a post Vietnam era produced example the real prize hear is the liner it is a modified type II jump liner.
    Take special note of the A-yokes these have been constructed with slide buckles instead of the standard brass wire claw buckle system for attaching the chin cup which proved to be unsatisfactory in Canadian trials as they were found hard to adjust and the eyelets in the chin cups had a tendency to to tear away.
    This modification is thought to have been instituted and adopted post January of 1981 I did not recognise the dome stamp in this example when I first received it and had to do a little searching around but the liner webbing was nicely marked ( Liner Parachutist Helmet DLA 100 81 C3597 Speciality Plastic Products inc..)
    If I am reading the DLA number correctly it puts this liner as produced some time in 1981.
    The extra added bonus is the rear shock absorption pad which sole purpose was to be used during the jump for extra support is still present as on the norm they are missing.



    Regards Mark
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    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Now thats something differant Mark,luv the slider system,to note only SPP made Liners were oversized,during the entire production life of the M1,see how the rear hangs below the steel rim!contracts were for 81 and 83,nice rare find Bud,p.s rear cushion pad was standard from around 75 onwards,nice one................

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    Thanx Jake the SPP liner is indeed noticeably oversized and and with out a doubt an odd fit these modified liners do not come up for sale often and I had been after an example for some time...

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Ok Mark this Liner should have a CMP mold stamp!because SPP purchased the tool and molds from CMP,the reason the Liner is oversized was simply because at SPP they allowed the maximum allowable tolerance.

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