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Ww2 M1 or not?

Article about: Hello, can someone look up this M1 helmet shell and tell me if it is ww2? Heatstamp is 6 2 5 (either 0,3,8 or 9..) Have no picture because it is so faded, it is barely noticeable let alone t

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    What do you estimate the size of those numbers?

    I think they are too small for a US heat stamp...

    Smitty

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    can only see them partially, had to fill in the gaps on my own
    also, in person it is way easier to see than on camera so it was hard to really see them when drawing on phone without any touchscreen pens

    now it might be a longshot, this, they might not even be numbers at all but just a .. coincidental combination of dents i guess, but i can in person really find a 6, a 2 and a 5 in order with the top of another number (i guess, could be something else) behind it

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    Question; the bales and rim, are they magnetic?

    Marty
    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    Yes, they are indeed
    though to add to that, their magnetic strength isn't really strong but it could've faded over time

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    chin straps deffo not US, wrong weave!
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Ww2 M1 or not?  

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    chin straps deffo not US, wrong weave!
    I agree

    European on the left
    US on the right
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    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    I've never owned a M1 Euro clone but this helmet is clearly not US made outright! as stated the shell is far not shaped like any US made one! really sticks out like dog's balls!

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    anyway my guess it's a Mle51 Belgian, I'm not expert on clones though!

    YouTube

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    Looks Belgian to me. I'm guessing the squares of missing paint on the side is where the belgian flag decal was removed. I don't believe any US manufactured rear seam helmets had stainless steal rims.

    Hunt

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