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    Post by Guest on Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:51 am

    hi folks i wanted to share this hood that i picked up my intention was to use it as a camo cover for a belgium m1 helmet no label present so unsure of year enjoy james

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:12 pm

    These were all made (OK, almost all made) in 1958. I've seen plenty of Jigsaw, M&B, and Brushstroke hoods and I'm pretty sure I've never seen a label or stamp on any of them.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:30 am

    Very nice James, and yeah it would make an excellent helmet cover, sounds like a great project, I look forward to seeing the results.

    I don't think my hood has any markings as Steve said, I will check mine out though Wink

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    Post by Guest on Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:49 am

    many thanks steve and gary on the info i do appreciate it cheers james

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:24 pm

    No problem. Note that the Belgians used the 1950s stuff all the way through the 1990s until it was officially banned from use. I do not know if converting hoods to helmet covers was a standard practice or not.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:47 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:No problem. Note that the Belgians used the 1950s stuff all the way through the 1990s until it was officially banned from use. I do not know if converting hoods to helmet covers was a standard practice or not.

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    That is a very good point Steve,maybe it's an urban myth that the Belgium forces used these as helmet covers, but I'm not a 100% sure I've ever seen any period pics of them in use scratch

    Either way it would make sense to use the hoods as lid covers the French did amongst may other nations!!!

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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:00 pm

    The British sometimes used 68 Patt DPM hoods as makeshift covers when only a net was on issue.

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    Post by Guest on Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:12 pm

    very interesting guys its nice to get a bit of a discussion going on the use of these hoods and hoods in general thanks for all your thoughts ,james

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