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    WW1 British Canadian camo helmet

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    Post by iwasatdieppe06 on Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:16 pm

    Have a chance at this lid.  Any idea if the camo could be WW1?  I haven't seen any in my brief internet search.
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    Post by iwasatdieppe06 on Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:18 pm

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    Post by mk1rceme on Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:52 pm

    From what I was told, these US camo helmets were done during and after the war to mimic the german camo pattern that was used on stahlhelms during the war. So, it could be, or not that it was done during the war. Personally, I would say post 1918 applied.

    I found a link that will explain it better than me.

    https://alexanderandsonsrestorations.com/truth-camouflaged-helmets-great-war/





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    Post by iwasatdieppe06 on Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:16 pm

    Thanks, I'll try and get some closeups.
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    Post by iwasatdieppe06 on Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:35 pm

    It looks like a British Brodie split pin rivet on the chinstrap mount not a M1917 US?
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    Post by ypres on Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:23 pm

    WWI British helmet issued to the US and painted by an American... Canadians and Brits did not paint their camo this way.

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    Post by iwasatdieppe06 on Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:47 pm

    IT sure looks better the the rainbow camo jobs on ebay right now. Possibility War painted?
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    Post by matthewsq on Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:15 pm

    I believe that the general consensus for these types of camo patterns are 1) american and 2) applied post armistice. Still great helmets, though. Worn during the war and painted by the vet afterwards, possibly for parades.

    Of course, I could be wrong.

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