Is this an original chinstrap?

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    Wgrenadier
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    Is this an original chinstrap?

    Post by Wgrenadier on Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:02 am

    Hey Guys!

    I just bought the following hardware with the following description...

    "...Replacement parts for WW2 British type Brodie helmets. Includes REPRODUCTION rubber cross piece, canvas chinstrap and two brass bolts with nuts. The chinstrap was bought as original but I have my doubts. The brass hardware is original."

    Now I'm worried that I bought a repro chinstrap (or possibly an original with a fake stamp).

    Is anyone familiar with chinstraps of this style? I know Canada marked postwar chinstraps, but did they mark them in wartime as well?

    Thanks for your help!

    -Mike


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    Re: Is this an original chinstrap?

    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:34 am

    I only have my phone to view photos, but I see nothing wrong with the chin strap. Looks to me like a good wartime Canadian issue strap


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    Re: Is this an original chinstrap?

    Post by 48th on Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:11 am

    The chin strap looks OK to me as well, and a nice one at that. Nice find.

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    Re: Is this an original chinstrap?

    Post by 48th on Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:15 am

    And to answer your question most of the Canadian WWII helmets in my collection have the C broad arrow stamp.

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    Re: Is this an original chinstrap?

    Post by Wgrenadier on Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:41 pm

    Thanks guys, that's a relief!  2 thumbs up 

    I really appreciate the help!


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    Re: Is this an original chinstrap?

    Post by Haplo on Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:10 pm

    I also don't see any red flags.
    Some of my chinstraps are also marked.

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    Re: Is this an original chinstrap?

    Post by Wgrenadier on Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:15 pm

    Thanks Haplo!

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