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    Post by AndrewA74 on Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:17 pm

    Hi,
    I've had this for a while, can anyone ID it? Thanks.
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    Post by nkomo on Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:43 am

    Andrew,
    Check under the leather liner and see if it has two crossed swords. If it does, it is Czechoslovakian. I THINK that is what you have here.
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    Post by AndrewA74 on Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:50 pm

    nkomo wrote:Andrew,
    Check under the leather liner and see if it has two crossed swords. If it does, it is Czechoslovakian. I THINK that is what you have here.
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    It does not. It has a circula stamp that ethier says "KI-SP" or "KJ-SP". Manufactered in ethier 62 or 82 according to the "9/(6 or 8?)2" stamp I think.
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    Post by Guest on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:11 am

    Looks Russian or Dutch
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    Post by Philip on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:26 am

    I think Dutch steel helmets look basically like US M1 helmets...


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    Post by panzerwerk on Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:41 am

    That is not a U.S. clone , it is a Russian clone , it looks Czech but could be something else .
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    Post by Mercenary25 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:20 pm

    Czech or Russian, let's say Warsaw Pact helmet. Very Happy


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    Post by zvez on Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:44 pm

    Liner looks polish to me.

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:13 pm

    This is a pretty standard helmet design for the Warsaw Pact countries (and exported around the world too, of course). I have examples from Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgarian, Poland, and the Soviet Union. The differences are pretty subtle. None of mine are handy at the moment (sorry!) so I'll just say I also think it is likely Czech. At least that's the most common one to find around here in the US. In a week or so I'm going to dig into my helmets and I'll take a look at that point.

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    Post by filupe on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:56 pm

    I would have said Polish or Czech - without the crossed swords stamping I'd go with Chris and say Polish.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:20 am

    Oooo... and don't the Czech helmets have a 4 point chinstrap system? I think so, therefore I change my vote away from Czech Very Happy I wish my helmets were stuck behind a mound of stuff right now.

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    Post by bolo on Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:43 pm

    it's a Polish WZ50

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