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I am considering selling one off two ww2 us helmets to fund for my bike. They are in need of a restoration and have post-war liners. One has MP and the white stripe going around it (although it has been painted over once) the other is just green and slightly miss-shaped.

 

I was wondering, on average, what they are worth now in this sort of condition.

 

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I am considering selling one off two ww2 us helmets to fund for my bike. They are in need of a restoration and have post-war liners. One has MP and the white stripe going around it (although it has been painted over once) the other is just green and slightly miss-shaped.

 

I was wondering, on average, what they are worth now in this sort of condition.

 

Pictures available if necessary

 

Do they have swivel or fixed bails?

 

Do they have the heat stamp marked on the inside of the pot, normally at the front area?

 

Paul

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here are some photos of one of them. I cannot see if there is a marking in the helmet as the is quite a lot of paint. Im not sure of the age of the liner on this one.

 

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This is the other one. I have spotted a mark inside the helmet, i can't quite make it out looks like 1015j? The liner is 1955 i think.

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I would say looking at the pictures £20 - £40 each max as they need some work and I am not really sure from looking at the pictures they are both American issue, I would hazard a guess the heat stamped one is but the other could be European US style ie Belgium. If they were fixed bail that would be a different story with regards "worth".

 

Best bet is for Enigma to comment as he has a more indepth knowledge on US pots.

 

Sorry not much help

 

Paul

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I would say looking at the pictures £20 - £40 each max as they need some work and I am not really sure from looking at the pictures they are both American issue, I would hazard a guess the heat stamped one is but the other could be European US style ie Belgium. If they were fixed bail that would be a different story with regards "worth".

 

Best bet is for Enigma to comment as he has a more indepth knowledge on US pots.

 

Sorry not much help

 

Paul

 

Thanks for the help

what age do you think the first liner is, i know the last is post-war dated

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Really need to see if there is a little stamped mark in the crown or are there any marking underneath the remaining webbing? However a "no mark" could indicate a Hawley according to my book*. Again according to the book* there were 10 manufactures over the wartime period but the other nine should have been stamped in the crown ie HR, SC, capac, firestone, S, W, inland, IMP and MSA.

 

*Steel Pots by Chris Arnold

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Really need to see if there is a little stamped mark in the crown or are there any marking underneath the remaining webbing? However a "no mark" could indicate a Hawley according to my book*. Again according to the book* there were 10 manufactures over the wartime period but the other nine should have been stamped in the crown ie HR, SC, capac, firestone, S, W, inland, IMP and MSA.

 

*Steel Pots by Chris Arnold

 

Just found a little stamp in there and it is 1953 unfortunately

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"ABL" stands for "Armée Belge / Belgisch Leger", that's French and Dutch for "Belgian Army"

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