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Odd Helmet - British Made M1917A1?

Started by Airborne-Hunter , Apr 15 2012 05:10 PM

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#1 Airborne-Hunter

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

My dad picked this up friday and at first we thought it was a typical kelly helmet. However upon closer inspection, the texture on the outside is a little odd in that it builds up around the rivets. Additionally, the maker of the shell is British. Is this a WW1 leftover that was sent to the USA to be used or a left over made into an m1917a1 for the US by the British? Something else altogether? Any thoughts? Thanks ABN :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:11 PM

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:42 PM

It's most likely one that was supplied by the British during WWI. Since a helmet shell is a helmet shell to the military, Mk I shells got converted into m1917a1s along with m1917s.

It's a very unusual mark. I think there was the only one firm that used their full name on the stamping.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

I have several of these in my collection although the majority of mine are Sheffields. I have to concur, a shell is shell and there were a lot of retreads after the first World War.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

I have several of these in my collection although the majority of mine are Sheffields. I have to concur, a shell is shell and there were a lot of retreads after the first World War.


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