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US M1 helmet with 69th Infantry Divison officer markings

Article about: A friend of mine picked this one up recently, I am not up to speed on US helmets, although this looks great to me, but .... is it a WW2 originally painted in the period helmet, or maybe Kore

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    A friend of mine picked this one up recently, I am not up to speed on US helmets, although this looks great to me, but ....
    is it a WW2 originally painted in the period helmet, or maybe Korean war, or a completely repainted to fool example ??
    (helmet is not mine, I am just asking on behalf of a friend).

    Thanks for looking, always good to learn new things...

    Cheers

    Bob
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    A few more photos, which I took with a flash last night, so colours may be a bit brighter with these shots...


    Cheers

    Bob
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    Can't be good looks to be a redone helmet rear seam not stainless with a WW2 liner. Note the ball chin strap connector

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    Hi Bob, I have to agree with Rene that this is a re-worked shell and not of WW2 vintage. The paint work just does not look right to me. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    I'm just curious about the liner. Who made liners with that strip on the out side that runs down the middle?

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Thanks guys, this is outside my comfort zone so appreciate your time looking and for the comments, though not what the owner wants to hear I think,
    we were looking at it and comparing it to a known WW2 example when my friend picked it up, and did note several differences, it looks like this
    one is going back to where it came from....

    Best wishes

    Bob

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