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    Picked this up for 13 dollars, believe its an m18/63
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    Not a helmet we get to see too often or if at all.

    Thanks for showing!
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    No, it is not an M18/63. Those were military specification helmets - though also used by fire, police and other civil organisations - and your helmet is a lighter weight (aluminium rather than steel) shell with a simplified liner especially produced for civil defence use. Correct specification is M46 CD, in use between the later 1940s and late 1990s (probably still around really). Quck identification note - NO Swiss M18 series shells were made with visible rivets. Good buy for 13USD though. Nice helmet.

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