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eMedals-A First War Mark II Royal Canadian Dragoons Helmet

Item: C3700

A First War Mark II Royal Canadian Dragoons Helmet

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A First War Mark II Royal Canadian Dragoons Helmet

A First War Mark II Royal Canadian Dragoons Helmet - British-made, steel, non-magnetic, in brownish-green, navy blue square with a red angled slash flanked by yellow rules passing across it, the letters "R.C.D" painted in white along the bottom of the square, representing the Royal Canadian Dragoons. The protective edge of the helmet in a magnetic steel. Inside, steel-framed cradle supporting a blackened canvas liner with underlying burlap support and leather backer, mesh support with drawstring, stamped "D / F" and "88" ("D" indicating the manufacturer, J. Dixon & Sons Ltd of Sheffield; "F" indicating the steel manufacturer, T.Firth & Sons Ltd of Sheffield; and "88" the steel batch number) on the underside of the helmet at the front, with pressed fabric and intact rubber ring in the dome. The leather chinstrap along with its hardware remains intact. Helmet measures 285 mm x 306 mm x 120 mm, exhibiting bubbling on the brim, along with paint loss and contact marks on the exterior, crazing and light wear evident on the chinstrap, as worn. (C:4)
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