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dmebust Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2020 5:40 p.m. PST

I noted this helmet for sale on Craigslist. It is not US, what is your guess?

link

RudyNelson06 Feb 2020 5:52 p.m. PST

Japanese?

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2020 5:53 p.m. PST

Jap and quite a good price.

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2020 6:07 p.m. PST

My guess is a repop. The helmet is in great shape, I don't see any markings, and the helmet liner looks like a US helmet liner instead of a Japanese helmet liner.

Personal logo jdginaz Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2020 8:43 p.m. PST

Since it doesn't have a helmet liner shell it really doesn't look like a US liner.

It's a new liner the leather still has the yellowish new leather look, no darkening from use. Typical European style liner. The WWII Japanese helmet strap had attachment points on each side and a third point at the back and used cloth not webbing and tied under the chin.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2020 4:17 a.m. PST

I didn't mean the hard shell, I meant the suspension and webbing. I actually forgot all about the shell because I was concentrating on the headband attachment. Thanks.

Ironsides07 Feb 2020 7:57 a.m. PST

Swedish possibly.

link

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2020 8:49 a.m. PST

I think Ironsides has nailed it.

Jim

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2020 12:12 p.m. PST

Yep, I think we have a winner.

dmebust Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2020 1:46 p.m. PST

Yup I agree it does look like the Swedish helmet.

von Schwartz07 Feb 2020 6:34 p.m. PST

Definitely NOT American, possibly Japanese, I don't recall ever seeing a Swedish helmet so I can't comment on that.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2020 9:16 a.m. PST

Look at the link Von, it is almost certainly a Swedish helmet.

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