Chin Cup - Various Sources

boba87fett

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Hi everyone,

I'd like to share some sources for the chin cup found on the Boba Fett helmets. There are several vintage helmets which have been found to include the correct chin cup. Today, I will be sharing two. One that is known and one that hasn't been shared publicly yet.

First, the chin cups were found on vintage UK Riot helmets. These were discovered years ago on TDH.

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Additionally, a couple years ago I discovered that the chin cups are also found on vintage equestrian riding caps made by Tress & Co in England. These are difficult to come by, but not as difficult to come by as the vintage riot helmets. These currently go for about $30 shipped on eBay.

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More to follow!

- Steven
 

boba97

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Thanks for the information, I just bought a vintage equestrian Beaufort riding helmet on eBay for $32. Luckily there was some good pictures of the chin cup in the add, looks like a match!! 👍🏼
 

boba87fett

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Just make sure if you branch out from Tress & Co that you ask for a photo of the chin cup to verify that it says “Made in England.”

I ordered one from another helmet brand that came with a chin cup that said “Made in Korea.”
 

boba97

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I didn’t see a COO mark but I tried to match any other visible markings and it looked to be exact, so we’ll see when it gets here.
 

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boba97

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I was able to see the word made but couldn’t make out the rest. I’ll post another pick when it arrives, hopefully it’s the right one.
 

boba97

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Just got the Beaufort riding cap in, and can confirm Beaufort uses the same chin cup
 

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