THE HELMET THREAD

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    thunderchild
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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by thunderchild on Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:54 pm

    WOW nice pick ups richard ,you have made up for lost time for sure ,nice rabintex i too would imagine israeli export ,the spanish m42 is very nice and with the early liner i dont know what to make of the insignia ,is it brazed direct to the shell ,as for the colouration would you say for naval use ,very interesting all the same ,thanks for posting up your new aquisitions

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:18 am

    thunderchild wrote:WOW nice pick ups richard ,you have made up for lost time for sure ,nice rabintex i too would imagine israeli export ,the spanish m42 is very nice and with the early liner i dont know what to make of the insignia ,is it brazed direct to the shell ,as for the colouration would you say for naval use ,very interesting all the same ,thanks for posting up your new aquisitions

    Thanks James. Not one of them were on my wants list or after to be honest,just came across them and the prices were right but in all honesty shouldnt have bought them as over run with helmets as it is.

    Ths Spanish one came without the badge(already had the badge).Badge attaches to the bracket at the front via slider and is similar to the ones pictured here. Thought it may be too big for the helmet and a hat/beret badge or something but one of the helmets pictured here has a similar sized badge.

    http://www.world-war-helmets.com/fiche.php?q=Casque-Espagnol-Mle-Z-42

    http://www.cascoscoleccion.com/espana/esfoz42b.htm

    Interesting in that as far as I can see none of the 3 Spanish helmets I now own have any markings on them at all to indicate size,date,makers etc??

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by GregPickersgill on Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:08 am

    Richard, *no* indigenous Spanish helmets, other than the Marte series of composites, have ever had makers marks or anything like that, and in realiry the M21, 26, 38 and 42 were all single shell size with adjustment of the interior left to the end-user.

    And your Rabintex 303 is indeed one of a widely-exported model, the 'AU' suffix was originally given for the Australian contract but it now seems to be applied wholesale for export models; from the label we could infer it was to an English-speaking country like Ireland or Australia - but the label is different to that which I have seen on Australian-issued helmets. I'd be inclined to go with Ireland simply on the basis that the label has sylistic and typographic similarities to that on the Irish Orlites. OK that's pretty far-raching and I can barely convince myself! (The Irish and Australian helmets look identical in photos - perhaps in-hand some detail differences might be apparent.)

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:16 am

    GregPickersgill wrote:Richard, *no* indigenous Spanish helmets, other than the Marte series of composites, have ever had makers marks or anything like that, and in realiry the M21, 26, 38 and 42 were all single shell size with adjustment of the interior left to the end-user.

    And your Rabintex 303 is indeed one of a widely-exported model, the 'AU' suffix was originally given for the Australian contract but it now seems to be applied wholesale for export models; from the label we could infer it was to an English-speaking country like Ireland or Australia - but the label is different to that which I have seen on Australian-issued helmets. I'd be inclined to go with Ireland simply on the basis that the label has sylistic and typographic similarities to that on the Irish Orlites. OK that's pretty far-raching and I can barely convince myself! (The Irish and Australian helmets look identical in photos - perhaps in-hand some detail differences might be apparent.)

    Cheers Greg,thanks for the info.

    Will now have to decide if keeping or not and of course if keeping,I will HAVE to find a cover for it Laughing Laughing Laughing

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:51 am

    Restoration project---






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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:57 pm

    Just arrived and hard to upgrade,100% unmessed with untouched.










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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:09 pm

    Hungarian M50 I believe?












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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:02 pm

    Arrived today and love it.











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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by austromunga on Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:33 pm

    Nice Danish CGF Gallet M92 !! and the dessert cover is great too!!!  I converted mine to Austrian spec using the chinstrap, harness from a French F1 steel helmet!!! a straight swap!!!


    Here's  my latest
    Chilean Marines M1 helmet!!
    This example is an Ex U.S. WW II late war shell 1275A heat stamp (several welded repairs effected to the stress cracking!!!) Chilean army also used Austrian M1 clone M58-75 and Bundeswehr M56!!!!!! (not one of those mores the pity!!!)
    KW Vietnam era liner marked US 28 with crudely replaced (large chromeplated rivits!!!)  suspension webbing and sweatband.. (heat induced "repair" to cracking liner!!!) painted name "Gomez" to inside of liner
    Cover repaired and fitted the other way around to preserve repair stitches ... marked on four sides with marker mirrored chevrons!!! Rank???!!!????







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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:53 pm

    Was watching that,listed as a Korean War Us Army Helmet and relisted a few times without selling.

    Have an Austrian Gallet shell-no liner or chinstrap if any use.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by thunderchild on Sun May 01, 2016 12:15 pm

    not been notified of the helmet thread update's ,wow richard how nice is that danish flectarn ,you lucky man ,great looking hungarian m50 too ,austro ,a very nice and unusual aquisition ,we like rare items on here to wet the appetite ,cheers for showing gents

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun May 01, 2016 12:25 pm

    thunderchild wrote:not been notified of the helmet thread update's ,wow richard how nice is that danish flectarn ,you lucky man ,great looking hungarian m50 too ,austro ,a very nice and unusual aquisition ,we like rare items on here to wet the appetite ,cheers for showing gents

    Thanks James,the Danish wasnt on my wants list(or the Hungarian for that matter!!) but couldnt resist as the Danish one is an actual combat used helmet with some scrapes to tell as well.

    Also bought but still having camera issues a superb GENUINE Falklands issue(unlike 99% of whats advertised on Ebay) early British Lightweight Parachutists helmet,of which I already have a couple BUT this one came with the correct very early 2 banded DPM cover so over the moon with it.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by thunderchild on Sun May 01, 2016 7:29 pm

    richard the para helmet will be the finest helmet you will add to your collection for a long time ,very nice it is too so im glad you bagged it ,i was watching but knew i could not afford the price tag ,please post it up on arrival

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun May 01, 2016 7:33 pm

    Arrived already James so will try to post pics up tomorrow. Thank You.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by thunderchild on Mon May 02, 2016 12:21 pm

    looking forward to it ,you lucky man

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