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Offline jtr1982

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WW2 Helmet?
« on: April 22, 2016, 12:56:43 PM »
Any ideas if this is American?

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Re: WW2 Helmet?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 12:57:34 PM »
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Re: WW2 Helmet?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 01:16:21 PM »
Nope..

This is not a US helmet.. Looking at the hardware inside it looks to be from an Eastern Bloc country..

Hungarian, or Czechoslovakian perhaps... Possibly Soviet..

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Re: WW2 Helmet?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 01:33:50 PM »
I concur...an Eastern bloc lid.
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Re: WW2 Helmet?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2016, 01:45:55 PM »
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Re: WW2 Helmet?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2016, 05:48:27 PM »
Thanks guys I always appreciate your Insight and expertise

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Re: WW2 Helmet?
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2016, 08:48:45 PM »
Could be Mexican.

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Re: WW2 Helmet?
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2016, 08:55:50 PM »
  It is a Model 1971 Swiss helmet, often called a Swiss Para helmet, it is just the 1970s Swiss Army helmet.  Scott
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Re: WW2 Helmet?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2016, 03:17:17 AM »
  It is a Model 1971 Swiss helmet, often called a Swiss Para helmet, it is just the 1970s Swiss Army helmet.  Scott

Indeed, I used to have one, I donated it as a raffle prize on another forum.

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Re: WW2 Helmet?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2016, 08:37:58 AM »
Scott, Jerry,

Thank you very much for the proper identification of the helmet..

Great to have so many knowledgeable folks on here about different areas of militaria..

Well done..

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Re: WW2 Helmet?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2016, 09:04:36 AM »
Gentlemen...here's an excellent website which some of you might not be familiar with. The helmet collection is truly international, country by country, in alphabetical order. A good reference source.

http://brendonshelmets.weebly.com/
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