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 DENMARK

 

 

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DENMARK_M23_front

A genuine pre-war issue Glud and Marstrands heavy M23. And heavy it is too - quite noticeably more than the M1941 civil defence(?) version pictured below.
It actually weighs 1600 grammes as opposed to the 1180 of the M1941, and it feels like more.

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DENMARK_M23_liner

Note that the whole construction of the liner and chinstrap is totally different to the M1941 pictured below. The adjustment-cord is almost certainly not original, but what do you expect after seventy-odd years!

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DENMARK_M23_side

I am given to think that the hand-painted Dannebrog on each side denotes use in the Danish Resistance during WW2.
Unlike Marzetti, I do not think this helmet affords good vision; peripheral vision seems very restricted, a fatal flaw in a combat helmet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DENMARK M1941 front

Definitely is NOT a prewar Danish M23. It seems like it has only ever been painted black - a police helmet perhaps?
There are two small holes directly above the front liner rivet that may indicate a badge fixing at some time.
Am I the only person who sees a marine ray's underside 'face' on the front of this helmet?

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DENMARK M1941 back

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DENMARK M1941 side

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DENMARK M1941 interior

This may be an unusual liner; it has nine lobes, but is secured in the usual manner with four cork or wooden spacers riveted to the shell.
This helmet came from the Faroe Islands, so may be a local variation.

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DENMARK M1941 strap detail

This has what seems an unusual sliding chinstrap/adjustment buckle. Local Faroes variation again?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DENMARK_M48 shell side

A straightforward M1 clone, this time with the shell manufactured in Austria (a stamping inside reads U. SCH 65 - denoting Ulbricht, Schwanenstedt, 1965.)

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DENMARK_M48 shell interior

Danish M1 clone shells were also produced in West Germany and Denmark - check any stampings for identification.
In the early 1950s Danish troops were supplied with US-made M1s.

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DENMARK_M48 liner front

The liners to go with the European-manufactured shells were made in Denmark.

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DENMARK_M48 liner side

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DENMARK_M48 liner

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DENMARK_M48 liner stamp detail

This CF stamp denotes the helmet was issued to Danish Civil Defence - the Civilforsvaret