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3 New m1 helmets.

Article about: these aren't restored or re-issued liners they're simply 1950's liners yes WW2 era liners & shells stop being made after the war but due to the Korean war manufacture of the M-1 resumed

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    To day i got 3 new m1 helmets so i need help on the on the identification.

    Steel pot 1. stamp inside (912D)
    steel pot 2. cant find stamp but have Major Rank
    steel pot 3. Stamp inside (872B)

    Think the steel helmets are ww2 ?
    And when are they made ?
    The major rank is glue on its a fake then?


    4. 23D+ Manufactured by both Capac and Westinghouse (Stamp inside)
    Name inside Robert L Martindale (26954511) on the back, out side the liner its 3-D in white paint

    5. 62
    F (stamp inside the liner) FIRESTONE TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
    105

    6. 62
    F (stamp inside the liner) FIRESTONE TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
    103

    What are the numbers on the liners 62 and 105,103 ?


    -Preben
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    inside all the steel pots its like this.
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    I like your 1 m1, I'm not great
    On identifying liners.
    It looks like 1 and 3 were made during WWII,(front seams) I dindt see a front seam on 2. So your helmet between 42 to 43ish. I would say the rank is fake (not sure , could be a post war add on.) it look like 1 and 3 are corked. I could be wrong. It better to have corked shells in my opoin when you look for m 1 helmets.
    Do you know what cork is ?
    Franz

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    Heat stamps are hard to see if it worn down. You might see a number or 2. The first liner I'm pretty sure is WWII.

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    all the liners look to be Korean war era as they have the OD green webbing WW2 webbing was khaki

    the shells all look to be WW2 re-issue & the major rank if glued on is fake

    the numbers in the liners are just to ID which mold it was made with for quality control

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    Thanks for all the help.

    2. have front seam but not so easy to see

    sorry dont know what corked is.
    inside nr 2 IT Looks like new paint so cant find the Heat stamps


    4. Westinghouse Electric Company started M-1 helmet liner delivery in May 1942. discontinued production around August 17, 1945 when the war ended.

    5-6 .Firestone Tire and Rubber Company started M-1 helmet liner delivery to the US Army in September 1942. and discontinued production around August 17 1945 when the war ended.


    So All the helmets are ww2 made and maby used in Korean war?


    -Preben

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    Corked refers to the mixing of bits of cork (the tree bark used for champagne bottle stoppers) with paint to give the texture to the helmet.

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    thanks didnt know that. all 3 of them are Corked.

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    if the liners have green webbing they're not WW2 this only came in to use from the 1950's onwards WW2 liner webbing was khaki.

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    Nick they could be restored liners or r reissued. I know what you mean. I got a buddy that he restored his and it was green like this on the inside.they also could be post war remakes.

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