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McVickers
(@mcvickers)
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Maybe a dumb question, but better safe than sorry: MK1 leather chinstrap, good to go on the MK2-helmet?

Yes, perfectly fine. Preferred in fact, as the helmet will be usable for more periods throughout the war.

A Proud Member Of 'Team Spleen!' who play mainly at Gunman Airsoft, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

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Posted : 22/06/2015 9:05 am
Iceman
(@iceman)
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Thought so, but good to ask it before ordering from cost a fortune. Thanks

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 22/06/2015 10:12 am
Pete_59
(@pete_59)
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Be aware that the fittings on the Mk1 and Mk2 are different, the Mk1 leather straps are held in place by screws through the shell and straps; whereas the Mk2 has loops fitted to the shell which you use to attach the straps, I'm not sure if these are readily removable.



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Posted : 23/06/2015 1:55 pm
Iceman
(@iceman)
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Oh, I thought it was just remove straps, and plug in new ones :|

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 24/06/2015 4:48 pm
Pete_59
(@pete_59)
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Just had a look at the mk2 on SOF it looks like they are using the same attachment points and possibly the same method of attachement, i.e. brass bolts, so depending on where you got your helmet from you may be ok at worst you might need slightly longer bolts

I'd check your helmet to see how the loops that hold the mk2 strap are fitted if it's with removable bolts then you should be ok to do the swap.



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Posted : 24/06/2015 6:08 pm
Iceman
(@iceman)
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Got the sof one. Have to have a look how the chinstrap comes off

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 24/06/2015 6:11 pm
Iceman
(@iceman)
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Okay, so I ordered the chinstrap. Don't know the issue is with compatibility or my noggin. The rear attachment point has no room between the liner for the leather straps. Also at the tightest setting it is way too loose for me. I guess I'll go back to my canvas one... :(

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 10/07/2015 4:26 pm
Granger
(@granger)
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Quick question; do people prefer wearing the gas mask bag over the shoulder or clipped onto the belt?

Regards,

Ralph

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Posted : 06/08/2015 5:10 pm
Iceman
(@iceman)
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The lightweight one? On the belt definately. Tried it vertical with the strap keeping it on the belt. I prefer the hotizontal way with the clips.

Why do you always carry that umbrella?
-Bad memory. Never could remember the password. Knew no Jerry would carry one. Had to prove I was an Englishman, you see.
A bridge too far

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Posted : 06/08/2015 6:35 pm
MartinR
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I wear mine over the shoulder - keeps it upright (as i tend to jam it with chocolate, spare batteries, camera etc) as the dodgy flap lid isn't designed to stop small items falling out.

I put it on after everything else and the strap sits neatly just behind the corner of the small pack.

If I had a gas mask in it, I'd clip it to the belt.

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 07/08/2015 7:59 am
McVickers
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Quick question; do people prefer wearing the gas mask bag over the shoulder or clipped onto the belt?

In period photos, it's very rare to see the C-clips being made use of - with most images showing the preference of most units to sling it over the shoulder.
For greater impression portrayal accuracy, wearing it on it's strap, rather than clipped on to the belt, FTW.

For airsofting use, it's more comfortable to not have to worry about it flapping around, and I used to have it clipped to the rear of my belt all the time too.

A Proud Member Of 'Team Spleen!' who play mainly at Gunman Airsoft, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

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Posted : 07/08/2015 12:52 pm
MartinR
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Quick question; do people prefer wearing the gas mask bag over the shoulder or clipped onto the belt?

In period photos, it's very rare to see the C-clips being made use of - with most images showing the preference of most units to sling it over the shoulder.
For greater impression portrayal accuracy, wearing it on it's strap, rather than clipped on to the belt, FTW.

For airsofting use, it's more comfortable to not have to worry about it flapping around, and I used to have it clipped to the rear of my belt all the time too.

Perhaps their bags were stuffed with chocolate and fags too

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 07/08/2015 3:47 pm
Granger
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Noble Member

Sounds like over the shoulder is the way to go, especially as I'm all for stuffing it with chocolate.

In other news I've lost my toggle rope!

Regards,

Ralph

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Posted : 07/08/2015 4:00 pm
McVickers
(@mcvickers)
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In other news I've lost my toggle rope!

Oh no! If you need another, Anchor Sales in Ripley has a large plastic bin full of them for £9 each - I could try and sort you out a nice wartime looking one if they have any left?

A Proud Member Of 'Team Spleen!' who play mainly at Gunman Airsoft, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

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Posted : 08/08/2015 9:11 am
Granger
(@granger)
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In other news I've lost my toggle rope!

Oh no! If you need another, Anchor Sales in Ripley has a large plastic bin full of them for £9 each - I could try and sort you out a nice wartime looking one if they have any left?

Thanks for the offer but I've found it now. It was lurking in the depths of my wardrobe

Regards,

Ralph

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Posted : 08/08/2015 11:13 am
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