Posted 4 years ago
Hello, I bought this helmet when I was about 8-9 from a antique shop in Shrewsbury. I'm moving house and stumbled across it in the loft and thought I'd try and find out its origin. Initially, I bought it as I was obsessed with Saving Private Ryan and the American helmet. I liked the way they put the chin clasp on the lip of the helmet. I used to attempt to do it with this but it wasn't the same.
So far from looking at this site, I believe the lining to be Austrian. I looked up the M75 helmet but it definitely isn't one. The clasps are connected to the inside of the helmets whereas most others seem to have a D-shaped piece of metal attached to the lip of the helmet. Can anyone help? There is a serial code number inside the helmet and the same numbers faintly appear on the leather. They are 57-61.