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Late WW2 US M1 Helmet ?

Article about: I have an M1 helmet which I am sure is the late WW2 type. The stainless steel rim (paint comes off easily and it is shiny metal) has the seam at the rear and several spot welds holding it in

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    I would like to see better pictures of this helmet to confirm that it is a US m1helmet. The rim does not look right and the swivel loops... I would like to see more pictures before commenting more.
    Marty
    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    I know there are some close ups but we/I would like to see the helmet as a whole front,sides,back and it sitting on a flat surface.
    Marty
    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    Those swivel bales look like the ones you see on the West German M-56. A side view of the helmet will determine this as they had a distinctive profile.

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    Try this.
    Dating M1

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    I agree more photos would be great. The West German M-56 is quite a rare beast and I have never had one in my hands, indeed they are even hard to find on the net. Could it be a Belgian M51? I know the Belgium M51 changed its bale set up a bit. This is a photo from an identified M51 on this fine forum. If you zoom in it looks similar to the OP helmet's bale set up.
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    Best regards,
    Chris

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

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