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    MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:08 am

    Over the years i must have had 20 or 30 desert helmet covers pass through my hands without a thought until now----

    Any ideas what to look for label,print wise to decide which would be an Gulf 91 cover and what would be a later cover as we all know Brit issue labels arent as easy to decipher/date as the US ones Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:11 pm

    I am very glad you posed this question Rich, I really am, as I am researching this very subject.

    As you know it is nigh on impossible to accurately date DPM articles, unless there give aways like buttons,epaulettes etc..but here is a theory I have so far regarding DDPM MK6 covers..... it would appear that early covers have an olive green label in them as per the Temperate covers, the later covers have a white label that is matt in appearance.I have many with shiny labels that are white/cream too?? ( This is a theory and is ongoing until I can get more info and examples to study)

    I will try and dig out/take pics of some my examples, perhaps this could start a really interesting and informative thread mate, I hope so Wink

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    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:29 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:I am very glad you posed this question Rich, I really am, as I am researching this very subject.

    As you know it is nigh on impossible to accurately date DPM articles, unless there give aways like buttons,epaulettes etc..but here is a theory I have so far regarding DDPM MK6 covers..... it would appear that early covers have an olive green label in them as per the Temperate covers, the later covers have a white label that is matt in appearance.I have many with shiny labels that are white/cream too?? ( This is a theory and is ongoing until I can get more info and examples to study)

    I will try and dig out/take pics of some my examples, perhaps this could start a really interesting and informative thread mate, I hope so Wink

    Im just hoping now that over the years i havent sold off or even given away any early covers of God forbid(if any were made) a sparse cover Sad Sad Sad Laughing Laughing Laughing

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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:33 am

    Ok,looks like this is going to be an interesting one Wink

    Havent really had a rummage through my stuff but have come accross 2 of my covers and both are different--

    1st is of the teabag variety and unfortunately its fitted to a riot equipped MK6 so cannot remove it at the moment to check the label but will do so.

    Second cover is in the more traditional material-unissued and has a WHITE nylon type label(will post pics when i get a chance).

    Have never given these covers a second thought until now as they are ten a penny and pretty much only worth a pound or so each but am now definitely interested in different types if people could please post theirs including label pics.
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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:49 am

    Gulf91 wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:I am very glad you posed this question Rich, I really am, as I am researching this very subject.

    As you know it is nigh on impossible to accurately date DPM articles, unless there give aways like buttons,epaulettes etc..but here is a theory I have so far regarding DDPM MK6 covers..... it would appear that early covers have an olive green label in them as per the Temperate covers, the later covers have a white label that is matt in appearance.I have many with shiny labels that are white/cream too?? ( This is a theory and is ongoing until I can get more info and examples to study)

    I will try and dig out/take pics of some my examples, perhaps this could start a really interesting and informative thread mate, I hope so Wink

    Im just hoping now that over the years i havent sold off or even given away any early covers of God forbid(if any were made) a sparse cover Sad Sad Sad Laughing Laughing Laughing


    Laughing Again I relate Rich.

    I have sold / traded many of these covers too over the years, and I'm beginning to wonder whether I should have at least taken photo's of them for future ref.

    Never had a sparse one though, and if I did I would NOT trade it Laughing

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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:19 pm

    We definitely need to club together and see what we have in the way of different labels,materials if possible.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:49 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:We definitely need to club together and see what we have in the way of different labels,materials if possible.

    Agreed..when I get time I'm going to dig out all my covers and photo the labels, maybe together we can work out some sort of dating system ( I'm sure it will be a piece of p**s..not) but hey, let's give it a go anyway Mate Wink
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:44 am

    Hi Rich.

    As discussed before, this is a work in progress so my theories are based on partial guess work and matching cover labels to jacket labels to try and date them. Wink

    Here they are discuss.....


    I am 99% sure this one is Op Granby issue as the label is shiny and same as Op Granby issue Jackets.



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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:48 am

    Not sure about this one.. label makes me think it's earlyish due to manafacturer.
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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:52 am

    This one has a darker pattern, and the green label, which I've not seen before on any other covers, the label say's Desert Dpm but no manafacturer.

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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:57 am

    I'm very certain this one is post 2000 again due to the label being the same plasticky feeling label as S2ooo Jackets....


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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:21 pm

    Nice!!!!

    I would think,going by the labels that the one with the green label is the earliest.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:30 am

    Gulf91 wrote:Nice!!!!

    I would think,going by the labels that the one with the green label is the earliest.



    Thanks Mate, I would also guess the green labeled one is the earliest..truth be told I just dunno!!!!

    The reasearch continues, show yours for comparison, it may spur others on to show there's too, we may be able to draw some conclusions from this Wink

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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:49 am

    Used to have loads of the damn things,now looks as if im down to my last 3!!
















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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:54 am

    Teabag/Cheescloth type material. Label is made of cotton(not shiny nylon type material) and same type as the green label on Garys but in white.







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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:19 am

    Nice covers Rich, I would guess the teabag is the earliest version, I will continue to add to this thread as and when I have more versions and info..great idea again mate Wink

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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Composite on Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:37 pm

    I too have been slow to wake up to these...why is that?

    I'm starting with anything obviously special....badges, patches and markings for starters...does anyone know which makers are the rarest? I see loads in bins at Fairs.....I guess I'd prefer to avoid kissing frogs!
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    Post by thunderchild on Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:54 pm

    an interesting thread richard .here are my ddpm covers

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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:34 am

    Who would have thought that the humble unloved helmet cover could be so interesting,or is that just sad,heehhhh.
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    Post by thunderchild on Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:57 am

    Very Happy i think it just comes with the territory where mad helmet collectors are involved ,i have a slight obsession with these covers ,but i would always go for a salty used one over a mint in the bag one anyday ,its miserable here down the coast richard ,whats it like in your neck of the woods mate

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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:15 am

    Same here,much prefer used been there items in general than stuff that has sat on a QMs shelf but am at times partial to unissued stuff(at the right price!!!). Like winter here,wind and rain and much colder than its been.

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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Composite on Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:22 am

    'picked up a mint experimental REVERSIBLE (DPM - Green / Desert) label-less Gortex Mk6 cover at W&P show...drawstring closure and elastic straps on green side only....I'd post pics if I could remember how...but visually it ain't all that
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    Post by thunderchild on Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:27 pm

    would be great to see some pics composite ,just use photobucket to upload the pics then copy and then paste into this thread if you catch my drift

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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:37 pm

    Would love to see it as well but beats the hell out of me as to why on earth anybody would need a Goretex cover for a helmet??

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    Re: MK6 Helmet Covers.

    Post by Composite on Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:41 pm

    yep..kinda thought that myself...but sitting here looking at it.......

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