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    British MKI Helmet


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    British MKI Helmet

    Post by jholl72 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:45 pm

    Hey guys,

    The maker is Thomas Firth and Sons, the number is a batch number.
    The chinstrap lugs are held in by split pin rivets as opposed to a double ended rivet used in the US made helmets from WWI.
    The patent no stamp on the liner dates it's manufacture to after August 1916. The shell itself was manufactured after April 1916 as indicated by the steel rim fitted to the edge of the helmet. The earliest MK1's had a raw metal edge.

    These are the sellers pics and the helmet is not as shiny as it appears in the photo's. There is also the remnants of a name on the chin strap, but unfortunately I can't figure out the name.


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