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  1. Very interesting! I read it as 41CC 2!. Had it just been like 41C 2 it was undoubtedly an early war McCord stamp. But 41CC 2, very strange. Also if it should be 410C, there should not be a space + 2. You might have a little gem here! As for the front, would not put too much in that. But try posting images from the other side. Would like to see that side. And images of the bails too. Just to be on the safe side, a couple of images of the rim in the back.
  2. Now i love the Shell, very nice! But the chinstraps hmmm 🤔 looks almost too good. Splendid condition. They look almost not used. Wonder why there is wear on the top (can see the copper alloy) on the buckle but not where the j-hook joins the buckle. Looks like the j- hook have never attached to the buckle, but somehow rubbing occurred on the top of the buckle? but the shell ummm 🥰
  3. I have always wondered about that. Surely a fantastic helmet, no doubt, but verifiable history, much less so. Helmets are not personal belongings. Might come from a ship, might have been on that ship for a long time, but who knows how many times liners have been changed? Even if a name is applied to the helmet, who knows how many others have had it? The one name that is written can be just a blink in its history. I looks at the helmet, saying nice shell and nice liner. But pinpointing to branch/ship/area/company/man ummm not so important, as it is littered with maybe’s, what if’s, could be and very very rarely verifiable.
  4. Well not every m1 helmet needs to be restored to look like a ww2 helmet. Looks nice, but would not pay 250 bucks for it
  5. Yep thats a danish civil Defense m/52 Shell, with a m/58 liner production post 1963. This is not the original liner for this shell. They are made by diaward steel works in Hong Kong. They are all magnetic. These shells tent to be sold cheap, simple because people do not know what it is. A common, faulty, belief is that they are of Danish make, produced by glud&marstrand. Not so! Only 60.000 of these was ever produced (plus another 50.000 for the army) in the grand total of m1 helmets and clones, it’s a small number. Still people just tries to get rite of them, and paint them over to look army for more bucks. I love them. You can still easy get them for 10 bucks or so on some Danish sites.
  6. Great find! Keep it together, have been together for a while already to me it looks unmistakable as a danish Army m/48 helmet. The danish Army bought bereden 50.000 and 200.000 original us M1 from surplus depots in Germany in december 1949. This looks to be one of Them. The danish helmet net was used right from the beginning, but did not really become widespread before the 60s.
  7. Well thank looking forward to seeing more images of your new helmet.
  8. The stamp is unmistakable Dutch. But I got to say the colour sure look 70s Danish! All Danish helmets of LS and U.SCH make are ink stamped, never stamped in the metal. The Danish army did not buy many helmets after 1975 ,- if any! The last I know about is the 1989 civil defense purchase of U.SCH in yellow.
  9. This looks like a Danish repainted civil defense shell. Would love to see the inside of it. Bales and chinstraps on both sides. If it has a 3-4-5 letter serial number stamped on the inside of the rim in the back, it’s a diaward steel works helmet (civil defense m/52).
  10. Forgot to mention, the white cotton band signified the enemy force.
  11. These white helmet band was used in the 50s and 60s by the Danish army. They never painted the helmets. It is a white cotton band. The Danish army bought between 50.000 and 200.000 US m1 helmets in December 1949 from surplus depots in Germany. Test on the helmet was done during 48-49, thus the nomenclature m/48. The entire army was equip during January- February 1950. All of the helmets was WW2 Helmets in all variations. 2nd batch was bought in 1952 from diaward steel works in Hong Kong. 60.000 for the civil defence and 50.000 for the army. That’s why the civil defence version is named m/52 vs. The army m/48, despite being the same helmet.
  12. It is in danish, but its probably made for the Danish by the Americans. They spell Haer (army) with ae and not æ. Probably a late 40’s poster.
  13. Looking very nice! Maybe ANSTY is short for title, rather than a name.
  14. Looking nice. Post some more images when it arrives.
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