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Danish M48 M1 clone

Article about: Hey guys, Got this M48 today. Was hoping it had the old US M1 WWII shell, but no... Only saw a couple of pics of it on the net, was very cheap and when I saw the S/S lip on the shell I thoug

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    Hey guys,

    Got this M48 today.
    Was hoping it had the old US M1 WWII shell, but no...
    Only saw a couple of pics of it on the net, was very cheap and when I saw the S/S lip on the shell I thought it could be. Rear seam.

    Its a 1965 U.SCH made M48.
    Austria: Heinrich Ulbricht's Witwe, Schwanenstadt (stamp: U.SCH)

    Stamped CF with a crown above.
    Grey colour.
    Civil defence? or were only the early ones C.D because of the magnetic steel?

    Large size, which is great because most helmets I have are too small.
    I know these are common and are everywhere but I still like it.
    Don't see many in NZ.

    Will load Pics when I get home.

    Would love to see other examples of the M48 if anyone has one?
    WW2 conversions and other styles.

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    As promised.
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    Quote by Danger View Post
    Stamped CF with a crown above.
    Grey colour. Civil defence? or were only the early ones C.D because of the magnetic steel?
    Would love to see other examples of the M48 if anyone has one?
    WW2 conversions and other styles.
    Definitely, Civil Defence as both the colour and initials CF - Civil Forsvaret indicate.
    As you will note if you scroll down the entry for the Danish m/48 on the World war helmets site
    .: World War Helmets - Casque Modèle 48 :.
    there are versions of both the Ulbrichts Witwe steel bodies and Dansk Kunstoff Industrie m/63 liners in CF grey.

    But here is one that puzzles me, its a DKI m/63 liner in blue - which World War Helmets does not mention. It came with an Army green steel body.
    Roger
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    Good evening gents!

    Nice M/48 helmets!

    The Blue liner is for the navy. Gery for Civil Defence and Green liners for the army helmets.


    Two of my own helmets, one army and one navy:

    The navy helmet, a VDN (German):

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    Army helmet: (made by U.SCH)

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    A Danish made helmet, civil defence (pre 1963 - most likely 1950s):

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    Both the navy and CF helmet can be found here: Yet another M1 clone shell, with a twist of navy
    Πόλεμος πάντων μεν πατήρ εστί, πάντων δε βασιλεύς.

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    Nice one guys.
    Anyone got any earlier models?
    M23 I think?

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    Quote by Danger View Post
    Nice one guys.
    Anyone got any earlier models?
    M23 I think?
    It is your lucky day:


    Danish M/23, pre WWII helmet:

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    And the often forgotten M/46 helmet. This model was supposed to be the standard helmet after the war.
    Modelled after the Swedish M/37 helmet, but with British liner and US chinstrap. (this is the first version of the M/46)
    Not many were made, and most of them were given to the navy in 1948-50, when the M1 and M1 clones were beginning to arrive in sufficient numbers.

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    Πόλεμος πάντων μεν πατήρ εστί, πάντων δε βασιλεύς.

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    Default Another m/23

    Here is the pre-1928 version with the early pattern liner and two vents at the back of the skull, at some point it was repainted black for Police issue.
    Roger

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    superb examples shown by all posters and a very interesting thread indeedthe m46 is something ive never even heard of before so great to see

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    Hi Fellow collectors, there are some very nice examples of the Danish M-48 on display, here are two of my Danish CF versions, the first one with the B stencil represents "Fire" as I recall,kind regards Opex

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    I have a peculiar fascination with the M48, and put together a little block of information (and supposition) about it a couple of years ago. I thought I had posted it here but I can't find it, so I may place it here later - even if its a duplication it may be of help and interest.

    But first a note about the M46; these are not easy to come by, especially the first version with the British liner. I have only rarely seen photos of that one, and I am pretty sure I have not seen one for sale on Ebay or anywhere else in 15 years of regular browsing. However, if anyone wants one of the second version with an indigenous Danish liner (which is an interesting things in itself), at least one is available from this Danish trader - Bisgaard & Nielsen - at a very reasonable (for an unusual helmet) 60.00 euro. I got mine some years back from a now vanished auction site.




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    The left hand picture shows the liner loosely placed in the shell; it is attached by pressing the liner onto studs welded within the shell, similar to the later DDR M56 series.
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