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eMedals-A Mark II 5th Canadian Mounted Rifle Battalion Helmet

Item: C3774

A Mark II 5th Canadian Mounted Rifle Battalion Helmet

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A Mark II 5th Canadian Mounted Rifle Battalion Helmet

British-made, steel, non-magnetic, in bluish-gray, very smooth finish, stenciled 5th Mounted Rifle Battalion insignia in red paint on the front. The protective edge of the helmet in a magnetic steel. Inside, steel-framed cradle supporting a blackened canvas liner with underlying cotton linen support and leather backer, mesh support with drawstring, stamped "FS" and "145" ("FS" indicating the manufacturer, T.Firth & Sons Limited of Sheffield (1916-1918); and "145" the steel batch number) on the underside of the helmet at the back, with pressed fabric and rubber ring in the dome. The junction leather strap in the dome is size stamped "9" and marked with the initials "LBD" in black ink. The original leather chinstrap along with its hardware remains intact. Helmet measures 299 mm x 312 mm x 120 mm, exhibiting contact marks on the exterior, with a series of dents and paint loss on top, crazing in the leather chinstrap on the left side, as worn. (C:4)
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