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An fibre rim HSDR which were all made like the HSAT & HSRAC in 1942, & by BMB.

 

 

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The aluminium band was held in place by the four nuts & bolts, the leather head harness was affixed to this band by an leather lace.

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More pictures of the inside, the bolts have had the ends snipped off to shorten them.

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Aaron I do not know how to tell you this but I have a bit of bad news about this Fiber Rim HSDR some how it was shipped to the wrong address and you received it instead of me.

I know I know you will just feel gutted about all this and me being such a nice guy I will pay all the shipping costs to make it right I do not blame you at all my friend Dam Royal Mail anyway.

Regards Mark

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I know the Royal Mail can be slow but I've had this one about 3 years or so, I will post it on straight away, but it might take another 3 years or so to reach you.(hopefully you would have forgotten about it by then).

Just re-doing some up to date pics of it really, but thanks for the remarks, made me chuckle. :thumbup: 

 

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Another fibre rim, same date 42 & BMB.

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Here's another 1942 dated HSDR , but this is the HSDR Mk1.

It differs quite a bit from the fibre rim, it has an steel rim, & steel lining support band making the helmet magnetic.

 Four rivets held the liner in place as apposed to the four nuts & bolts. 

Production started in September 1942, making the fiber rim HSDR production quite small, probably only about four months.

This particular Mk1 HSDR is very  worn, but the two flashes of the Scots Guards are still quite clear. 

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I no longer have this one, it's dated 1945, & painted dark brown. I've seen dark brown painted HSDR's dated 1944 & khaki green, but not a dark brown 43 dated one yet.

 BMB made as all of them were, they carried on making these in the post war years through the 40's & into the 50's. But the  date/maker & size stamp on the sweat band was set out differently.

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Inside.

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An original picture of the HSDR in use.

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