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Mikey29211


Joined: 26 Aug 2006
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Location: Central Nebraska, USA
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Hello, I have been lurking for some time but now thought i would post.
I have been looking for a reproduction of the Foreign service helmet.
While i do have several in my collection, they all are not of the correct type that was used during the period.
They all have the "pointed" front brim instead of the rounded style.
There seems to be a flood of cheap "Pith" type helmets comming out of Vietnam and i have three of them but as i said, they are pretty cheap, the domed vent is not a vent at all and they are usually deformed in one way or another.

So my question is, does anybody have a good source for these helmets that won't cost me my first child??


I do have two nice "Cork" helmets but they are of the wrong period from what i was told
Here is the link if you want to see them http://www.britishmilitaria.com/4_zulu.html
Scroll to the bottom of the page.

I bought one of each about 15 years ago and they were only $50.00 each.
Now they are WAY out of my price range..
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Mikey29211


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Location: Central Nebraska, USA
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Here are my two cork helmets.
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The Double D


Joined: 20 Jul 2006
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Location: Staying Umhlanga for 2 to 5 years in route to Cut Bank, Montana
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These companies are from my www.martinihenry.com/links.htm and have all British Militaria. Some have helmets including pointed and rounded bill.

Accouterments
IMA http://www.ima-usa.com/
Atlanta Cutlery http://www.atlantacutlery.com/webstore/homepage.asp
Heritage Leathers http://www.heritageleathercw.com/
O'Dea & Company British Military Equipments http://www.britishmilitaryequipments.com/
The Thin Red Line http://www.thinred.co.uk/
British Collectibles http://www.britishmilitaria.com/home.html
The Sutlers Stores www.sutlers.co.uk/
Castle Keep LTD www.reenact.com/
Worldwide Militaria Exchange, INC www.wwmeinc.com
What Price Glory www.whatpriceglory.com/uklist.htm
Major Surplus http://www.majorsurplusnsurvival.com/
The Highland Brigade www.highlandbrigade.com/
UJNA Universal www.replicaters.com/
Visually Correct Accouterments http://www.yourstockport.co.uk/vcaccoutrements/
Bayonet Trader http://www.bayonetsonline.com/
The Regimental Quartermaster http://www.the-rqm.com/index.htm
Lawrance Ordnance http://www.lawranceordnance.com/new/helmet-pith.html
Firearms Shirts.com http://www.firearmshirts.com/site/1281314/product/556
Pith Helmets http://www.pithhelmets.com/

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Mikey29211


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Thanks for the links Very Happy
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Mikey29211


Joined: 26 Aug 2006
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Hello Friends, Today i ordered this helmet for $75.00.
What do you think? I have no clue to it's age but it looks pretty good besides the flared edges.



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R. Kitchener


Joined: 09 Dec 2007
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Location: Iowa City, IA, USA
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I have seen both photos and references in a couple of books that dealt with covers for the Home Service helmet when worn on foreign service. I'm certain the cover was white, but it may have been khaki drill, and of course I don't remember the title of the book. Anyone familiar with this?
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