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Article about: by SteveR Hex nuts are NOT what was used on the 1917a1. The post you referenced is by a person with 28 posts. Obviously he doesn't know his butt from a hole in the ground. Any body that thin

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    Hi guys,

    Seems like a few of these are coming out of the woodwork lately...here's another M1917A1 with a British made lid: maker FS 175.

    The name W. Hieken, which is burned on the liner, matches two "Walter Hiekens", each with different birthdays, both serving with the USMC. This lid might have been to the Pacific theatre :-)

    Also note the non-standard top nut/bolt, which I have seen seen on other lids. Maybe a field repair or they ran out of the standard stuff?

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    Nice helmet.
    Someone has replaced the top nut but I still like it.
    Sometimes you will find several of the same style helmets and then you will go several years without seeing another one. Just the luck of the draw.

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    very nice its seems these lids are all the rage at the moment,dave

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    I'd been looking for one these past few weeks, unfortunately lack the funds. They've waited near a century, they can wait bit longer!

    Nitram

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    Nice helmet instigator. Any idea what is written opposite the soldiers name?

    Best Regards,

    Andy
    Best Regards,


    Andy

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    Quote by aj4010 View Post
    Nice helmet instigator. Any idea what is written opposite the soldiers name?

    Best Regards,

    Andy
    H&S 6th. I assume its 6th Marine division.

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    H&S 6th. I assume its 6th Marine division.

    Headquarters and Service Company, I think.

    Best Regards,

    A
    Best Regards,


    Andy

    [COLOR=#ffa07a]
    [/COLOR][CENTER][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=3]URGENTLY LOOKING FOR: 1982 era Argentine military issue goggles. Fravida 109, and "Sanbuee" French lens type
    [/SIZE][/COLOR][/CENTER]
    [CENTER][COLOR=#ff8c00][SIZE=3]

    [/SIZE]Have a look at my 20+ (so far, work in progress) albums for lots of M1's, rare liners and other stuff, including WW2British helmets, Falklands battlefield pickup helmets and let me know what you think!
    [/COLOR][/CENTER]

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    Apparently the hex top nut is fairly typical on these lids...

    M1917A1 Helmet

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    One just went on eBay last week for $153 I think it was, I was amazed and shoud have thrown a bid in.

    Nice lid

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    Quote by instigator008 View Post
    Apparently the hex top nut is fairly typical on these lids...

    M1917A1 Helmet
    Hex nuts are NOT what was used on the 1917a1.
    The post you referenced is by a person with 28 posts. Obviously he doesn't know his butt from a hole in the ground. Any body that thinks they were used by the US military is grossly misinformed.

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