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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:46 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:A long shot I know but does anybody know of any suppliers/sellers or does anybody have a couple of the rubber mushroom type plugs that hold the liners in place in British Mk6,6A helmets?

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    Blimey that's a request and half, I have never known at least on the surplus market to have ever seen any...anywhere!

    I assume you need to replace some on a helmet, there might be another "bodge" to get around this!
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:57 am

    Yes Gary,to replace 2 snapped ones on my Ac900. Have a few spare Mk6s so might see if it is possible to remove a pair off one of them but pretty sure they were meant to be non replaceable with the only way of removing them was to snap/break them.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:08 am

    Gulf91 wrote:Yes Gary,to replace 2 snapped ones on my Ac900. Have a few spare Mk6s so might see if it is possible to remove a pair off one of them but pretty sure they were meant to be non replaceable with the only way of removing them was to snap/break them.

    Thought so, and yes they are meant to snap off and therefore it will be very difficult to remove and replace on your AC900,good luck there!
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    Post by thunderchild on Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:19 am

    not posted any new lids here for a while so thought i go out for 2013 with a bang , a UAE m1 style steel pot ,the camo pattern is mirrored on the liner THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 001_zps3adf4aa0THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 003_zps8d3c8cc0THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 004_zps8b7289a0THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 005_zps8a81b9e9THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 006_zps8e78dd91THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 007_zpsa3e10c56THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 008_zps1ca988c6THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 009_zps05d1bc61THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 010_zps9a10042fTHE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 011_zps4dd17ae8THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 012_zpsa540c7cdTHE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 013_zps2eedd857THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 014_zps05d39e71THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 015_zps60ff6811THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 016_zps5f6f0129THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 017_zpsfe9eca04
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    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:24 am

    Fantastic,never seen one like that before but would love one!!!!
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    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:26 am

    Will post a few pics up,been a bit quiet helmet wise but have recently bought an apparently ex SAS MSA Mich helmet with custom tailored desert dpm cover and NVG mount. Have asked the previous owner for any history,info behind it but unfortunately not got back to me.
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    Post by thunderchild on Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:43 am

    thanks gulf ,its a nice piece and nothing that ive ever seen before either ,i look forward to seeing your latest aquisition ,all the best for xmas and new year
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    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:46 am

    thunderchild wrote:thanks gulf ,its a nice piece and nothing that ive ever seen before either ,i look forward to seeing your latest aquisition ,all the best for xmas and new year

    Was it an Ebay purchase,and if so Ebay UK or foreign?

    Same to you,hope you have a great Christmas and a good 2014.
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    Post by thunderchild on Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:54 am

    no gulf ,nothing like that ,it was a christmas gift off an old friend
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    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:03 am

    thunderchild wrote:no gulf ,nothing like that ,it was a christmas gift off an old friend

    Wish I had friends like that!!
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    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:08 am

    Have asked the previous owner for any history/info behind the helmet but no reply as yet.

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    Post by thunderchild on Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:36 pm

    very nice gulf ,i see christmas has come early for you as well ,thanks for showing
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    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:44 pm

    Couldnt resist Im afraid so my SDS helmet will now be up for sale and will keep this one.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:25 am

    Hi James, I am very interested to find out more about the UAE M1, do you know who manufactured it, and the added pieces of cloth on the bales are intriguing me, I can't work out what they would have been used for?

    Overall a very nice helmet to end the year on mate,hope you have had a good crimbo Wink 
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    Post by thunderchild on Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:58 am

    thanks gary ,ive looked over the helmet in detail and it has no maker marks or moulding stamps,the extended webbing through the bails ,my theory is there are there purely for the storage as the webbing is free moving and can be pulled completely free of the bails the inner shell had a fine coating of sand particules it also has dents to the crown like you might find on a french f1
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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:15 am

    thunderchild wrote:thanks gary ,ive looked over the helmet in detail and it has no maker marks or moulding stamps,the extended webbing through the bails ,my theory is there are there purely for the storage as the webbing is free moving and can be pulled completely free of the bails the inner shell had a fine coating of sand particules it also has dents to the crown like you might find on a french f1

    That's interesting it was puzzling me why there the webbing was attached to the bales, so this theory makes sense. I really like this one I hope that you can gain some more information on it's history, I did a search ( which I'm sure you too have done) and could not find any info! Wink 
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:22 am

    Gulf91 wrote:Have asked the previous owner for any history/info behind the helmet but no reply as yet.

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    Hi,
    sorry I've been a little while in replying, had to do abit of digging, your helmet belonged to an SAS Team Medic called "Seth" It was worn in several live close quarter contacts with baddies in Afghan some years back while he was on Taskforce Dagger
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    Post by thunderchild on Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:07 pm

    glad you heard back from the seller gulf ,it has an interesting and colourfull history ,thanks to some detective work on easy gee's part ,my m1 has been identified as saudi army ,so we can assume a republic of china taiwan export ,i also decided to reunite the lid with the saudi 6 colour cover  THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 001_zpscb3ea19fTHE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 002_zpscdb08e5aTHE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 004_zps22089ac4THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 005_zps6bad98f5THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 007_zps06bd21aeTHE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 008_zps835f4905THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 011_zps3ded3d48
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:49 am

    Very impressed with the Saudi display James, I really like the idea of the cover and lid coming together, you know what's really interesting about this is the added theory that the Saudi did/or could have worn these choc chip covers on their own issued lids, it certainly add's more to my theories,nice one Mate, oh and glad to help mate,see my PM Very Happy Cool 
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    Post by thunderchild on Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:42 am

    well i ended 2013 with a uae helmet ,so what best way to start 2014 than with another ,this is basically the south african m1987 for export ,very much in the pasgt style it fits in with my composites a treat THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 007_zps341ba93cTHE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 005_zpsd962b2d1THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 004_zps26531629THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 003_zps5712fa8bTHE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 001_zps9664ad20THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 009_zpsbaccd518THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 011_zps774f876bTHE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 012_zpsa610686e
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    Post by saltefanden on Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:31 am

    YUM!
    Great displays, as always, James!
    And what a cool set of PASGT-style covers - are you really, primarily and fundamentally, a desert pattern-type helmet-person, if you have to fess up? Very Happy
    Cheers for always sharing!
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    Post by thunderchild on Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:01 pm

    thanks very much ,i do prefer desert patterns over woodland etc ,but i think its you that has the best one ,danish flectarn now thats yum ,here's the lid on display amongst the rest THE HELMET THREAD - Page 2 027_zps1e016bda
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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:41 pm

    Fantastic new addition James, must be great to have steel and composite versions,very cool Mate Cool 
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    Post by thunderchild on Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:06 pm

    thanks very much gary ,glad you like mate
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:32 am

    thunderchild wrote:thanks very much gary ,glad you like mate


    No worries, as before see you on the other side Wink 

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