MK1 Helmer liner/chin strap

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    MK1 Helmer liner/chin strap

    Post by Cameraguy on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:01 pm

    Just like the header says,I'm looking for an MK1 Helmer liner/chin strap.
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    Re: MK1 Helmer liner/chin strap

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:32 pm

    So you are looking for a World War One type liner that was originally riveted to the shell with the leather chinstrap? There may be some companies making reproductions but to find an original will be very difficult to say the least.

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    Re: MK1 Helmer liner/chin strap

    Post by Cameraguy on Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:45 pm

    It's marked GSW 1941...WW2.No repros if I can help it...prefer the real deal of course.They are out there,just need the right connection.

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    Re: MK1 Helmer liner/chin strap

    Post by Infanteer on Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:27 am

    Okay, so it's a MkII.... AG/C erroneously marked their shells MkI which would be a WW1 helmet with a totally different liner. Yes, liners for MkII helmets are out there. Good luck with your hunt. I never did find that chinstrap I mentioned but if I do come across it I'll send it to you for free.


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    Re: MK1 Helmer liner/chin strap

    Post by Cameraguy on Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:19 pm

    Excellent...learning something new all the time. Thanks for that! Yup,if you all ever see one round,I'd be interested to say the least.
    Cheers!

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    Re: MK1 Helmer liner/chin strap

    Post by 37patt on Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:03 pm

    Infanteer wrote:Okay, so it's a MkII.... GSW erroneously marked their shells MkI which would be a WW1 helmet with a totally different liner. Yes, liners for MkII helmets are out there. Good luck with your hunt. I never did find that chinstrap I mentioned but if I do come across it I'll send it to you for free.

    The official Canadian designation of the WWII helmet was: Helmet, Steel, Mk II. The empty shell, or body, was designated: Body Mk I to Helmet, Steel, Mk II. So the Mk I mark you see on Canadian helmets is only the designation of the shell.

    While there were some of the First War helmets that had been refurbished in Britain I suspect that the Canadian ones were all new manufacture.

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    Re: MK1 Helmer liner/chin strap

    Post by Infanteer on Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:29 pm

    37patt wrote:
    The official Canadian designation of the WWII helmet was: Helmet, Steel, Mk II. The empty shell, or body, was designated: Body Mk I to Helmet, Steel, Mk II. So the Mk I mark you see on Canadian helmets is only the designation of the shell.

    Ah yes, I just referred to my copy of "Tin Lids" and refreshed my memory on the subject. So not an error on behalf of AG/C but they were the only company to add this designation to their shells.

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    Re: MK1 Helmer liner/chin strap

    Post by 37patt on Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:33 am

    I just checked my helmets and the GSW helmets are all marked with MkI. It appears that CL/C did not use the mark and unfortunately I don't own an AG/C.

    I do find in curious that CL/C didn't use the indicator on their product though, as I would have thought it would have been a requirement of the contract.

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    Re: MK1 Helmer liner/chin strap

    Post by Infanteer on Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:17 pm

    37patt wrote:I just checked my helmets and the GSW helmets are all marked with MkI. It appears that CL/C did not use the mark and unfortunately I don't own an AG/C.

    I do find in curious that CL/C didn't use the indicator on their product though, as I would have thought it would have been a requirement of the contract.

    So I was right the first time? GSW helmets are marked MkI.... Oh man, how embarrassing duh

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    Re: MK1 Helmer liner/chin strap

    Post by Infanteer on Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:14 pm

    Do you still need a chinstrap?

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    Post by Cameraguy on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:47 am

    Ok,picked up some liners...now just need the screws for the liner to helmet,and then chinstraps...originals please.
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    Re: MK1 Helmer liner/chin strap

    Post by mk1rceme on Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:06 am

    The screws pop up on epay once in a while with some wild prices. I look for trashed helmets for sale that still have the screw in place.

    One has to think that someone, somewhere is sitting on a cache of these elusive little screws.


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    Post by Cameraguy on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:06 am

    I agree

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