Canadian Mk II Helmet shell with US 1917A1 liner

Helmet shell is Canadian Motorlamp Company of Windsor, Ontario and marked C.L./C. with date of 1942. Liner is the US 1917A1 leather liner. The fact that these two items are together makes for a cloudy and very researchable story but the likely scenario is that the 1917A1 liner was installed on the Canadian CL/C shell because it was more comfortable or more readily available as the US surplussed the liners upon adoption of the M1 helmet. This could have been done in the field or by a foreign service, probably European post WWII. The conversation is complicated by the reverse installation of the liner retaining nut at the dome of the helmet because it looks amateur but is potentially correct. In any case it’s an interesting combination or authentic helmet parts and somewhat of an enigma for a research oriented collector.

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$175.00

Canadian Mk II Helmet shell with US 1917A1 liner HG724

Canadian Mk II Helmet shell with US 1917A1 liner Description

Helmet shell is Canadian Motorlamp Company of Windsor, Ontario and marked C.L./C. with date of 1942. Liner is the US 1917A1 leather liner. The fact that these two items are together makes for a cloudy and very researchable story but the likely scenario is that the 1917A1 liner was installed on the Canadian CL/C shell because it was more comfortable or more readily available as the US surplussed the liners upon adoption of the M1 helmet. This could have been done in the field or by a foreign service, probably European post WWII. The conversation is complicated by the reverse installation of the liner retaining nut at the dome of the helmet because it looks amateur but is potentially correct. In any case it’s an interesting combination or authentic helmet parts and somewhat of an enigma for a research oriented collector.

Canadian Mk II Helmet shell with US 1917A1 liner Additional Information

Catalog Number HG724