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Original WWII British MkI Dispatch Rider Helmet by Briggs Motor Bodies in Size 7 - dated 1942

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent condition original WWII British MK I Dispatch Rider helmet. From the looks of it, this example barely used, and possibly never issued. It also escaped being modified into a paratrooper helmet, as many were after the war. The shell has original paint with no dents or dings that we can see, just a bit of scuffing from storage. Leather liner and ear flaps are soft and supple, with just a bit of wear around the edges from storage.

The leather liner is clearly marked BMB and dated 1942, and is marked with size 7 inside a shield. BMB is the marking for Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd., who also made Brodie and other helmets for the British war effort. The wool felt ear padding is fully intact, with no mothing or wear, and all of the snaps are present and functional. The interior lining still has its very soft surface intact. The chin strap snap still works, as does the buckle, and the rear lacing is intact.

The MkII paratrooper helmet shell was also used for dispatch riders during and after World War II. It was introduced in 1942 and features a front pad and leader neck flap that forms a double chinstrap.

This is a great barely used example of the classic WWII British Dispatch Rider helmet that will make a great addition to any collection.

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