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1927 vickers helmet.

Article about: Hello all. this is my helmet, it was found in a ditch about 24 years ago, between my parents house and our neighbour, it had no paint on it, so as a 16 year, i painted it black... i have a q

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    Default 1927 vickers helmet.

    Hello all. this is my helmet,
    it was found in a ditch about 24 years ago, between my parents house and our neighbour, it had no paint on it, so as a 16 year, i painted it black...
    i have a question, my shell does not have a hole in the front to hold the Irish Army badge...
    My great granfather was in the Irish Army from 1939 to 1946, and this his medal , we dont have any pictures of him...which is a pity..
    the bagde is a present day badge..
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    Fiannoglach
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    It doesn't look like its got the 2 lugs at the front for holding the capbadge, so I would say its probably not an M27 Vickers, hope this helps

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    A chap who lived next to us, was in the british army, he passed away in the 1970's, could it be a WW1 bringback, no markings on the lid...

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    Darren, a lucky find indeed !...it is not a Vickers but IMO a model 1916 German helmet shell, either size 66 or 68, judging by the size/shape of the vent lugs, see this thread, http://warrelics.eu/forum/world-stee...-helmet-23905/, and compare shape of the helmets, the Vickers "flowed" from visor to skirt, where as your M16 is more severe.
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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