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    Sticky: J. & A.H.1944, on a Mk3 elasticated strap, J.& A....

    J. & A.H.1944, on a Mk3 elasticated strap, J.& A. Hillman.
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    Sticky: Any slack left over, push down the side of the...

    Any slack left over, push down the side of the liner out of the way.
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    Sticky: There might be a right way, but add...

    There might be a right way, but add humans/soldiers in to the mix and anything could happen.
    One end is easy, the other slightly different.
    This is an Mk3A, but the fittings are the same,the...
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    Sticky: I can see quite a bit of brass, probably all non...

    I can see quite a bit of brass, probably all non magnetic.
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    Sticky: If you look at picture 23, you'll see a Canadian...

    If you look at picture 23, you'll see a Canadian soldier wearing a Mk3, with British Mk2 chin strap.
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    Sticky: An home front used Mk2 chin strap, metal fittings...

    An home front used Mk2 chin strap, metal fittings (magnetic) and with no springs.
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    Sticky: Have you tried a magnet on the metal parts to see...

    Have you tried a magnet on the metal parts to see if they are magnetic, if so then it is for home front use.
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    Sticky: This Mk3 chin strap is on an army Mk2 dated 1942,...

    This Mk3 chin strap is on an army Mk2 dated 1942, there is a faint ink stamp which dates it as 1941,unfortunately the maker name is not readable.
    As I have this one in hand & not just what I've...
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    Sticky: Hi James, I always thought these straps were...

    Hi James, I always thought these straps were British home front, as the one on my SFP CPH has one very similar. But the buckle seems to be made of steel & flat on mine, whereas the one on your CPH...
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    Sticky: A Mk1 chin strap, easily identifiable by the...

    A Mk1 chin strap, easily identifiable by the large brass wire loops. They measure 25.5mm x 12.75mm, & were issued from sometime in 1937 until early 1938.
    This is when the Mk2 chin strap & Mk2 chin...
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    Sticky: Hi Mark, Warbuff started a thread back on Jan11...

    Hi Mark, Warbuff started a thread back on Jan11 14, what is this chin strap. I said a British home front strap, but then Piotrek showed this picture.
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    Sticky: This chin strap is on a Mk2 No.2C of the home...

    This chin strap is on a Mk2 No.2C of the home guard, & are pretty hard to find.
    I notice Mark showed one on his Canadian Mk2 & components thread, & have seen a picture on this forum of a Canadian...
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    Sticky: The one pictured is not mine, but I have had one...

    The one pictured is not mine, but I have had one named & dated, & have seen others for sale.
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    Sticky: Here's a herringbone pattern on a chin strap, but...

    Here's a herringbone pattern on a chin strap, but unlike on an army strap this material is very soft whereas an army one are stiffer.
    It also has an black ink stamp of a star/asterisk to donate...
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    Sticky: Seen this helmet described as, private purchase...

    Seen this helmet described as, private purchase sold at Woolworths, Who knows? There are no markings on the shell, the liner just has the size 6 1/4. But it has an interesting strap made of leather &...
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    Sticky: A bit like a Mk3 chin strap this one,but with a...

    A bit like a Mk3 chin strap this one,but with a different sliding buckle & it's non-elasticated,so most likely for civilian use only.
    Update: Pretty sure it's a post war Israeli made strap.
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    Sticky: A home front factory helmet belonging to MR? It...

    A home front factory helmet belonging to MR? It has an home made strap, some of the strap is stitched together, some stuck together at the joins.
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    Sticky: & finally for now as this could go on for ever, a...

    & finally for now as this could go on for ever, a civilian take on the Mk2 chin strap on a CPH.
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    Sticky: Some enterprising sole invented the adjusta pad,...

    Some enterprising sole invented the adjusta pad, for helmets without the standard chin strap lug like the civilian protective helmet. Also for some reason on this US helmet, which also has different...
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    Sticky: More private purchase helmets & their straps

    More private purchase helmets & their straps
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    Sticky: Not only were the chin straps being used on metal...

    Not only were the chin straps being used on metal helmets they were also used on bakelite, compressed fibre & leather.
    The chin straps themselves were also made of different materials too, from...
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    Sticky: Home Front

    When you move to home front chin straps, this opens up a never ending list, as many, especially on the civilian protective helmet were home made.
    Due to ever increasing economy measures some chin...
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    Sticky: The quick release chin strap often seen on the...

    The quick release chin strap often seen on the Mk2 HSRAC like the Mk4 probably never got to see service during WW2.
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    Sticky: Mk4

    The Mk4 chin strap like the Mk4 helmet, was made in WW2 but probably never got to the front before the war ended.
    It has one end with a brass cover unlike the Mk3
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    Sticky: Mk3A

    Mk3A, are very rare & hard to find, due to more economy measures only the two ends are elasticated, saving on rubber.
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