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Dutch KNIL helmet postwar reissue ?

Article about: Hello, I have what I was told is a Dutch M38 helmet . I have been told that the there was never an official M38 helmet designation but the KNIL model helmet is often referred to as the M38.

  1. #11

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    Thanks again!
    Last edited by Odysseios; 02-13-2021 at 07:56 PM.

  2. #12

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    Same 60s liner of my M40C for this M27 police made by Verblifa in 1933:

    Dutch KNIL  helmet postwar reissue ?
    Dutch KNIL  helmet postwar reissue ?
    Dutch KNIL  helmet postwar reissue ?
    Dutch KNIL  helmet postwar reissue ?
    Dutch KNIL  helmet postwar reissue ?

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    Well made helmet with an attractive shape, I think.

    This one was probably refurbished for the Munincipal Police (Gemeentepolitie).

    Cheers,
    Emile

    BTW: 33CH I have not seen before, but it fits well in the range of known numbers.

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    So those without the grenade could be from Gemeentepolitie? I have a side cap from them.
    I think the M27 shape is more attractive than that of M34 and M38.

    Bye
    Bruno

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    Yes. I would think so. In general the Gemeentepolitie did not have insignia om the M27 etc. types.

    The later introduced M1 clones did sport insignia's. Rijkspolitie (starburst with grenade) as well as Gemeentepolitie (starburst with sword and law book).

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    In Italy the Municipal Police (Polizia Locale) never had steel helmets.

    Cheers
    Bruno

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    They did have those white helmets, didn't they? Made of cotton or cardboard?

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    Yes, mainly in the big cities, or for the celebrations. They are made by cork, and each town have is own insigna.

    Rgds
    Bruno

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