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Spring Cleaning! Tidying up the display...

Article about: Had some items accumulating so decided to switch around the display. I currently use a sitting room that leads into my bedroom, however some items have leaked into the bedroom; which my lovi

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    Very nice collection and a way of displaying! I wish I could have my own room for the collection.

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    great looking display you have.

    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Thanks, all!!

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    what is the helmet second down on the corner shelf, seen one for sale .

    In order from top to bottom:

    • WWII era M1 Fixed Bale McCord with Westinghouse liner and 1/2" net

    • NS66 M42 SD Luftwaffe

    • WWII era M1 Fixed Bale Schlueter with Korean War era CAPAC liner and 1953 Blue Anchor USMC Camo cover

    • WWII era M1 Rear Seam, Swivel Bale McCord with Lt Colonel rank insignia and Korean War era CAPAC liner

    Hope this helps!

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    Might as well continue with the rest...

    Left to Right:

    • Q64 M35 double decal Polezei

    • WWII era M1 Fixed Bale McCord with early rayon webbing Westinghouse liner

    • 1st Pattern Heer Pith Helmet by JHS

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    Back row, left to right:

    • M1905 Jager Zu Pfdere Metalhelm Regt Nr.7

    • M1881 US Army Officer's Pith Helmet

    Front row, left to right:

    • EM M1895 Landwehr Pickelhaube

    • M1910 US Army Officer's Visor

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    Cheers, seen one with the same camo cover guess it must be nam era, thanks for your help and super collection by the way, the helmet ive seen is for sale in the British Heart Foundation of all places, might be worth a punt.

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    The USMC covers with that pattern were used from WWII through Vietnam. The example I have was the last pattern manufactured, exclusively by Blue Anchor in 1953.

    Make sure not to confuse it with the Mitchell Pattern used from 1959 through Vietnam, as the USMC covers command a lot more.

    Side by side below to show the difference between the two (beach and jungle sides). I've also attached a photo of the ERDL pattern which eventually replaced the Mitchell pattern.

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    This is the one, maybe you can tell.
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    That would be the Mitchell pattern. It's a short flap (Meaning flaps are shorter allowing for the chinstrap. Earlier versions had long flaps and slits had to be cut to accommodate the chinstraps) so would date from 1969-1976. There would be markings on one of the beach side flaps that would provide the contract date (see photos below).

    The photo of the liner BHF has isn't the best however I don't believe it is a US liner. Were it me, I would stay away from this one. Not sure how much Vietnam era M1 helmets go for in the UK, however here in the US, complete sets (shell, liner, chinstraps, cover) can be had for as low as $30 on sites like eBay if you're patient; emphasis on patient.

    1959 Contract

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    1974 Contract

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    great display.I have my stuff all over the house no problem.

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