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    Post by loski Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:52 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Cheers Gary,the Danish helmet is of no use to me so is available if anybody fancies it(came with some other items that I am keeping.

    There is a mention of the 3 fabric loops on the foliage band here--

    http://www.cascoscoleccion.com/dinamarc/dan48.htm

    Also it appears that the Danes did indeed use the late type US chinstrap as is on my helmet on their helmets as well--

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    Hi Gulf what would you want for the Danish pot mate
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    Post by Gulf91 Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:55 pm

    £20 posted Graham.

    Thanks
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    Post by loski Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:57 pm

    Can you hold onto it untill i get paid in a coulple of weeks
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    Post by Gulf91 Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:01 pm

    loski wrote:Can you hold onto it untill i get paid in a coulple of weeks

    No problem at all,not going anywhere;) 
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    Post by loski Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:04 pm

    Thanks mate I will Pm for your Snail mail nearer the time
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    Post by Gulf91 Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:13 pm

    loski wrote:Thanks mate I will Pm for your Snail mail nearer the time

    Cheers.
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    Post by thunderchild Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:08 pm

    thought id better add my two french helmets ,the first is a close copy of the us m1 but has a flared rim ,fitted with the salad cover ,and my f1 helmet not to be confused with motor racing, it has a woodland pattern cover enjoy ,THE HELMET THREAD - Page 38 005_zpsc1b5ad75THE HELMET THREAD - Page 38 003_zpsaed33b62THE HELMET THREAD - Page 38 002_zps68dc692dTHE HELMET THREAD - Page 38 001_zps99407f73
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    Post by Easy Gee Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:26 am

    Hi Thunderchild, as a great fan of all things French militaria, especially helmets, I am liking these examples a lot,thanks for sharing them here!
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    Post by Gulf91 Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:28 am

    loski wrote:Can you hold onto it untill i get paid in a coulple of weeks
    Any news Graham on the helmet?

    Cheers
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:42 am

    Thought this was amazing when I first got it the other day then noticed the decal had been de nazified!!!

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    Inside top/crown of the helmet has a padded leather section that doesnt appear to be attached to anything.
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    Post by Easy Gee Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:45 am

    Very nice model 38 Gulf.

    The liner appears to the correct model ,but in my opinion is not original to the shell, the crown pad is an unusual addition, but seems a plausible customisation.

    Very nice piece, these seem to collecting high prices lately.

    Maybe it was de-nazified to keep ebay happy LOL
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    Post by Easy Gee Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:50 am

    Hi all, here's Nice minty US OCD Helmet, not rare,not exclusive,not SF's issue,just nice !!!


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    Post by Gulf91 Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:09 am

    Very nice,just a shame its missing its decal.
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    Post by Easy Gee Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:54 am

    Gulf91 wrote:Very nice,just a shame its missing its decal.


    Hi Gulf, yeah apart from the missing decal,it's in very good nick , mind you that's probably because it was never used in any conflicts I guess!

    Thanks for the comments and for looking;) 
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    Post by Gulf91 Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:58 am

    Not into the CD stuff either US or Brit but wonder what period its from-50s/60s?
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    Post by Easy Gee Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:11 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Not into the CD stuff either US or Brit but wonder what period its from-50s/60s?

    These were produced in the 40's, there's some theories they were used in the 50's and 60's,cold war threats and all;)
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    Post by Gulf91 Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:05 pm

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    Post by thunderchild Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:12 pm

    i see easy gee and gulf are playing snap with ww2 civil defence helmets Very Happy  the inner crown leather section is more reminicent of later post war use say for fire service but normally these have a liner system with leather arrowed tabs for adding a rear neck guard ,also ,the denazified decal would have also been removed post war for obvious reasons ,strangely though all the post war luftschutz helmets ive seen for use post war are repainted black ,so its more likely somebody has just added this bit in place for what ever reason ,and on gary's us civil defence i can agree its genuine ww2 issue ,im led to believe post war examples from the 50's tend to have no office of civil defence govt stamp
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    Post by Gulf91 Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:30 pm

    http://combathelmets.blogspot.co.uk/2008/09/united-states-civil-defense-ocd-wwii.html
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    Post by Easy Gee Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:46 am

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    VERY nice gulf,very nice indeed, not seen to many of these Mk7's knocking around on the surplus scene, that's quite a scoop, what's the story behind this one????
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    Post by Easy Gee Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:47 am

    thunderchild wrote:i see easy gee and gulf are playing snap with ww2 civil defence helmets Very Happy  the inner crown leather section is more reminicent of later post war use say for fire service but normally these have a liner system with leather arrowed tabs for adding a rear neck guard ,also ,the denazified decal would have also been removed post war for obvious reasons ,strangely though all the post war luftschutz helmets ive seen for use post war are repainted black ,so its more likely somebody has just added this bit in place for what ever reason ,and on gary's us civil defence i can agree its genuine ww2 issue ,im led to believe post war examples from the 50's tend to have no office of civil defence govt stamp


    LOL, I think gulf won,as the Nazi CD lid is way more collectable,he won this round of snap:lol: Laughing 
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    Post by Gulf91 Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:43 am

    Easy Gee wrote:
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    VERY nice gulf,very nice indeed, not seen to many of these Mk7's knocking around on the surplus scene, that's quite a scoop, what's the story behind this one????
    Not a Mk7 Gary,the forefather of the Mk7;) 
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    Post by Gulf91 Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:50 am

    thunderchild wrote:i see easy gee and gulf are playing snap with ww2 civil defence helmets Very Happy  the inner crown leather section is more reminicent of later post war use say for fire service but normally these have a liner system with leather arrowed tabs for adding a rear neck guard ,also ,the denazified decal would have also been removed post war for obvious reasons ,strangely though all the post war luftschutz helmets ive seen for use post war are repainted black ,so its more likely somebody has just added this bit in place for what ever reason ,and on gary's us civil defence i can agree its genuine ww2 issue ,im led to believe post war examples from the 50's tend to have no office of civil defence govt stamp
    Hmm,I must admit I am new to this German WW2 non cambat helmet lark but from what I can gather from various collector websites and the couple of books I have on the subject that the liner is correct,or of the correct type as a couple of different types were used but none Im yet to see with the neck guard,that I believe was more of a M34 type addition as I am led to believe is the padded top pad-correct WW2 vintage,not at the time it was made original to the helmet but maybe added by its original WW2 owner for added comfort or just something added by the previous owner/collector?

    Noticed lately that a batch of these have surfaced on Ebay UK together(all from different sellers).
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    Post by Gulf91 Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:56 am

    Like buses,all come along together.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261270027371?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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    nice helmet gulf ,i notice the earlier 3 point chinstrap as oposed to the m7's 5 point ,i take it this is the NP Aerospace ac 900 the off the shelf version of the mk7 outwardly the shell screams mk7 apart from the different internals and the lack of sand paint

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