Hi fellow collectors, here's a salty 1944 dated M1 from my collection I though you might like to see for discussion. I am certainly not convinced 100% that the rank on the front of the shell is original,and appears to have a slight "camo" colour to the shell?. But all the fixtures and fittings are as original to this period as far as I am aware. The shell serial number inside is 986G which dates this one to approx mid summer 1944.The liner is a Firestone and believe it is original to the shell, but would be keen for confirmation on this. I would love to to think that this one may have been worn during D-day, but of course there is no way to prove this one way or the other.Thanks for looking and I welcome any comment or feedback on this piece,Opex.