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Finally this RO&Co made Mk3 dated 1945, seen quite a few of these. Smooth grey/green inside & textured outside, not sure if this was painted during the war or more likely post war. None so far that I have seen have had an original wartime dated liner in, or if they were they had just been put in. Most liners seen in this one are repro's or post war.

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Another khaki green Mk3 which is in prety good condition, most of the textured paint is still present, which makes reading the date/maker name un-readable.

But it's an BMB made shell, liner dated 1943 & made by CCL.

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Pictures of the inside.

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This Mk3 must have been in one of the last batches of Mk3's made as it's dated 1945, as of January 1945 the production of the Mk4 had started.

It's an BMB made shell, liner also an BMB but dated 1944.

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Inside, of some interest if your an helmet nerd is the liner being BMB dated 1944 has the light khaki colour inside, which has the quality control stamp on one of the tongues instead of the cushion part.

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Hi chaps, sorry i feel a bit embarrassed for poluting this thread of lovely helmets with a rusty old relic, but here goes!

can any body shed any light on this, just found it today... does it look like a mkiii? The remains of the liner are actually riveted on, has any body seen this before?

thank you in advance, shaun

 

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Yes, it's an Mk3, rivet instead of an nut and bolt might be due to a couple of things. 

Nut and bolt got lost, and a quick repair done,WW2 or post?? Or maybe an Mk3 liner was added post war, as seen on the post war Mk4, but probably the first option.

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Thanks very much tinlid, ive just never seen a riveted liner before. Ive attached a pic of the rim join and im going to give it a brush down later. I doubt very much there is, but if any stampings are there will it be inder the seam or opposite side?

thanks again, shaun

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Helmet looks to be an BMB made one, date/maker name should be vertical to the rim at the rear inside, sometimes  an imprint can be seen showing through on the outside.

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Hello again... Sorry, I wonder if you could share your thoughts on this interesting helmet I picked up this week.

I think it is a mk3 due to high rivets, but there is a lot of paint loss and rust. The paint is a dark green, and on the front is a badge which says Faugh a Ballagh.

I've done a bit of research and belief this to be the badge of the Irish Fusiliers? Does this all look original to you guys?

Thank you, Shaun

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As I posted on the other forum, badge does appear to be Royal Irish fusiliers and might be WWII though early post war or 1950's is perhaps more likely.

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