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Liner stamp ID please

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Hello Hunter,

Something wrong in my reply, sorry for that.

Can you take some pictures of the inside of the liner, the bold and nutt and the chinstrap attachtments.

Thanks,

Gr, Rudi

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Yeah mate as Rudi says, more pictures are needed.

However although I can't be certain, from the one photo posted it's resembling a the US model 17 helmet liner, this example being made by RH Long. If so the 18 is the year of manufacture but only more pictures will confirm my thoughts and no doubt Rudi's too.

Tony

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Can't help with the paint job and still can't ID it from your photos. 

The quickest and easiest way to spot the different between US and Commonwealth WWI helmets are:

US - domed chinstrap rivets under the brim, usually grey/blue felt pad, liner stamp blue/black ink and helmet stamped under the brim with a letter and number combo including Z.

Brit MKI - the chinstrap rivets are split pins, buff coloured felt pad and a red/pink War Office patent stamp under the black lining.

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The only markings in these helmets are coming from the steel surppliers.

Z B is unknow for me, the only B i know is from Bury's Co Ltd Sheffield ( 1916-1918 ) or BS  W.Beardmore & Co Ltd of Glasgow ( 1916-1919 )

GR. Rudi

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2 hours ago, R&S said:

The flash on the helmet is possible Royal Welsh Fuseliers

Why?

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5 hours ago, R&S said:

The only markings in these helmets are coming from the steel surppliers.

Z B is unknow for me, the only B i know is from Bury's Co Ltd Sheffield ( 1916-1918 ) or BS  W.Beardmore & Co Ltd of Glasgow ( 1916-1919 )

GR. Rudi

Any Z markings are us

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2 hours ago, Hunter67 said:

Would other countries where us made helmets ?

Americans and Canadians often wore British made lids in WWI, and though I would never say never  but no, the British did not and neither did anyone else as far as I am aware.

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