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#26 Ray175INF

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:38 AM

Just for the fun of it
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#27 Grant G.

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:47 AM

I'll play too! A Canadian two-tone net (with original oilcloth scrim), as used by GIs.

 

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#28 ArchangelDM

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 10:34 AM

Here is my raider helmet

Wide net held with wire and then hand camouflaged

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#29 ArchangelDM

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 12:13 PM

Here is another from my collection with a wide net held in place and interwoven with another piece along the bottom

- Dean

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#30 Ray175INF

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 01:29 PM

Two for Tuesday! Beautiful helmets fellas, all of them!20180925_170940-2268x2671-907x1068.jpg

#31 Burning Hazard

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:23 PM

British thin, brown knotted net; I've seen these used in North Africa.

 

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:31 PM

Shrimp Nets!

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#33 1canpara

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 11:03 PM

Heres one of mine, a personal favourite, the sniper veil net

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#34 trenchfoot

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 05:19 AM

Heres mine, with its original net with scrim. The scrim shows a ton of wear.

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#35 ArchangelDM

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 05:37 AM

Heres mine, with its original net with scrim. The scrim shows a ton of wear.
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Love it Russ !!

Not seen that one before

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 06:10 AM

Love it Russ !!

Not seen that one before

Thanks dean. It's one of my favorites



#37 Luxembourg

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:49 AM

Untouched one, found in South of France

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#38 dunit35

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 09:08 AM

 

I don't believe the small mesh nets were made post WWII, and no one is currently faking them.

 

As for the larger half inch nets, I have had repros from Jmurray, At The Front and Top Pots, and you can tell pretty easy that they are modern made repros next to an original. On those repros I handled, the weave is loose, they were softer, there was small loose fibers all over it (Similar to reproduction steel pot chinstraps). When you drop it on over a helmet it doesn't make a sound. However when I drop one of my originals over top a helmet it does make a slight sound (I'd assume from the knots) due to the age and chemicals the nets were treated with, which obviously they are not treated with today, so period original nets are more stiff than new repros, also they just look so much better. Any helmet nerd like me would tell you once you get a few originals on the lids on the shelf a reproduction net just doesn't look good. 

 

Hope that helps.

 

J

 

Thanks for the information. I was curious myself. I see a few on Ebay for sale every once and a while and always wondered how one can tell. 



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 10:55 AM

Hi all, I've posted this helmet before but since this thread is about nets I think it's okay to add it here also. Same helmet with two different nets. 

 

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#40 Dogsbody

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 10:58 AM

And then there are these two 'off helmet' nets.

 

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Rene

 

 



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 07:55 PM

Shrimp Nets!

 Gorgeous!

 

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Gorgeous!


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#42 VenitHora

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 12:18 AM

Here is one of mine with hand tied netting.

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#43 VenitHora

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 12:24 AM

a picture from the back.

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#44 VenitHora

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 12:26 AM

A picture from the top. The helmet netting was painted green after it was put on the helmet.

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 02:09 AM

Here is my navy/marine lid with a very similar hand tied net.

Love the example above


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Posted 29 October 2018 - 03:19 AM

British 1/4 net.




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Posted 29 October 2018 - 03:20 AM

Shrimp net.


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Posted 29 October 2018 - 03:21 AM

Commando / Sniper net.



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#49 king802

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 03:21 AM

Another variation of the shrimp net.

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 06:15 PM

Straight from the vet estate attic. FS FB with MSA liner. Very salty, but really nice in hand.

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