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M2 D Bale???

Article about: I was given this helmet as a gift and would like your opinion on it. It looks like a M2 D Bale helmet, however, the bales lol to be repaired via brazing. I know this was a common practice fo

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    I was given this helmet as a gift and would like your opinion on it. It looks like a M2 D Bale helmet, however, the bales look to be repaired via brazing. I know this was a common practice for a repair, but how can I tell if this is legitimate.

    The lot number is 191A and it’s a front seam.

    Thanks for the help,

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    Last edited by Skyhawk5PT; 05-05-2019 at 02:44 AM.

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    It has the probably of being good, I like the dimple. The chinstraps look to have been repaired. Do you picture of the whole helmet and of the chinstraps.

    Marty
    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    Here are more picturesM2 D Bale???M2 D Bale???M2 D Bale???M2 D Bale???

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    Looks like this could be a good gift to have received. McCord helmet. Correct heat stamp. Early j hook. Nice dimples. Would be nice to see close pictures of the male snap on the strap and a side view of the c loop in the second picture(the one that shows the top of the feet not covered in weld). Also the distance in mm centre to centre of the wire of the c loop where it meets the welded feet.
    Any liner with it?
    Welcome to the forum
    Rod

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    Thanks for the info plumbob. The loop ends distance is approximately 32.5 mm. The helmet came with a liner, however, it is not correct for the helmet itself.

    Do these pictures help?

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    You have a 100% correct m2 d- loop helmet!!!!! As state the brass j hook with the pointed ends is correct, the heat stamp is in the range, the early brass buckle. I believe the measurement on the loop is also correct.

    Marty
    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    I have had several helmets with repair - this looks fine. Now to find a liner! It is possible to find something correct. NH

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    Thanks for the feedback tank destroyer and Neil. That’s all good news.

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    I hope you're sending the gift-giver a nice thank you card! Super nice score, a holy grail to some collectors. Thanks for sharing!

    Quinn

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    A very nice acquisition!
    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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