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American Helmet. Bargain?

Article about: Hello all you 'Tin Lids', My Son spotted this helmet in a junk shop and by pleading poverty, managed to buy it for me at the princely price of 7.00, I bought him a pint immediately ! I know

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    Default American Helmet. Bargain?

    Hello all you 'Tin Lids',
    My Son spotted this helmet in a junk shop and by pleading poverty, managed to buy it for me at the princely price of 7.00, I bought him a pint immediately !
    I know nothing about American kit and will be grateful for any information about it.
    The liner has a white lable reading;
    LINER, GROUND TROOPS HELMET
    83 (COMBAT) TYPE 1
    23 oct . 27 DSA 100-73-C0582

    The fabric head support is stamped;
    SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY
    GROUND TROOPS HELMET LINER
    8470-00-880-8814-DLA-100-85-F-EC71
    WINSTON-SALLY. IND. F/T BLIND
    On the other side;
    LOT 26

    The cammo cover is stamped;
    COVER HELMET CAMOUFLAGE
    DSA100-76-F-U363
    8415-00-105-0605 [02]
    MRLS. SOC. F/T BLIND INC.

    The steel shell is sand textured, has a folded rim edge, and no markings.
    The elasticated circular band also has no markings.

    I'm going to take a shot in the dark guess and say "Late Vietnam", now I'll leave it up to you to tell me what is really is, and was it worth 7.00 and a pint of bitter?
    Thanks in anticipation,
    navyman.
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    Default Re: American Helmet. Bargain?

    what you have there is a late 70's early 80's M-1 these were some of the last steel pot's before the introduction of the kevlar helmet & for 7 an absolout bargin indeed nice one

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    Thank you Nick,
    I think I'll send my Son on a tour of more junk shops.
    Cheers,
    Guy.

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    your welcome Guy

    i wish i could things like that in the junk shops here im never that lucky

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