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Article about: Alright, I picked up this helmet at a flea market for 10 dollars. I am assuming it is an M1, but it appears to have been painted over. I've also looked around for marks but couldn't find any

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    Alright, I picked up this helmet at a flea market for 10 dollars. I am assuming it is an M1, but it appears to have been painted over. I've also looked around for marks but couldn't find any. Any help is appreciated.

    Sorry for the image quality, it was taken with my phone. I'll try to get some HD pictures of it with my camera tomorrow.
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    this is whats known as a clone M-1 these were not made by the US but used & made by other country's after WW2 as they adopted the US M-1 style helmet.

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    Hi, welcome to the forum, it is as nick said, its an M1 clone, these helmets, usually dont have any marks.
    Cheers
    Nuno

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    Alright. What exactly is the red stuff underneath the helmet paint?

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    Most likely red oxide primer paint I guess?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Most likely red oxide primer paint I guess?

    Cheers, Ade.
    This would be my guess too.

    The shell is too glossy, and the wrong colour.
    U.S. War-time helmets have cork texturing applied within the paint.

    It seems to be what Nick said - a clone from another country - Belgium, for example......
    Regards,


    Steve.

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