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Another M1 for the U.S. Collection

Article about: nah thats ok im trying to get a rough date of the shell but the heat stamp you gave as 499A doesn't seem right as its to low for a swivel bail these came into use in November 43 & by thi

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    Quote by theotherhomer View Post
    I've got goof off around here but I'm gonna leave that green coat of paint on though
    i would to as it would be destroying part of its well earned & hard fought history.

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    If you want me to post the other M1, just let me know.

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    NICK D I may have asked you already, but I bought a front seam m-1, the only #'s I could find were 90 then a little space with a G there, kind of a weird #, but the swivel bales are right up against the stainless steel rim? have you ever seen a # that low?

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    NICK D I may have asked you already, but I bought a front seam m-1, the only #'s I could find were 90 then a little space with a G there, kind of a weird #, but the swivel bales are right up against the stainless steel rim? have you ever seen a # that low?
    if the number is that low its possible it use to be a fixed bail version before being refurbished in to a swivel bail version at a later date

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    If you want me to post the other M1, just let me know.
    please do

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    Here you are Nick, The part of the chinstrap that harder to read says "Death" And then the arts after that are more clear. I'm unsure if this is a reissue helmet also, I bought this on ebay a couple years back for 50$ The heat stamp is 45A, And the liner speaks for itself...
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    Here you are Nick, The part of the chinstrap that harder to read says "Death" And then the arts after that are more clear. I'm unsure if this is a reissue helmet also, I bought this on ebay a couple years back for 50$ The heat stamp is 45A, And the liner speaks for itself...
    wow that bad boy has seen a lot of action I think that one went through ww2, Korea & Viet Nam at least . the liner is later because of the 3 gator teeth clamps I'm sure you know what they are for I don't know about you but the later neck nape straps are more comfortable than the early ones, but the only liner I have that has the 3 strap neck nape is my paratrooper helmet, I think they came out during Korea I could be wrong, but I know they had them during Viet Nam, but it is a very nice lid that has seen a lot of time in service, nice example, thanks for showing your lids. thanks NICK for your answer, it is appreciated I love all old helmets. I wish I had kept up with the U.S. navy & when they changed the fire fighting gear, I know they had a ton of m-1's that they sold ,or scrapped because they were on every ship in the 80's, for fire fighting & battle use, crap I even ran across an od green one on my last ship, I put it down in the welding shop I was in charge of because they wanted it painted red. wish I would have took it home with me, but I didn't want to lose a stripe over a helmet.

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    Thanks Marty, I've got another M1 laying in my closet too, I made a thread about that one awhile back, The title of it is'Front seam M1 arrived today' I think thats the title.

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    Quote by theotherhomer View Post
    What would this be worth as a rough estiment? I saw some of these on auction sites for 50 to couple hundred dollars so I'm wondering.
    about your first helmet even though you have a later liner, it's easily worth 50.00, maybe even more than that, it's weird but just watch them on ebay, I missed a mcord front seam helmet the other day, figured it would go pretty high,so I didn't bid on it, one guy bid on it for the starting bid, it was 16.60, no one else bid & he won it for that, yeah I know but I was at the doctors when I got home it was over, my luck. but the liner is in great shape, $50.00 should be no problem especially with the great cammo cover you have , I swear like the para helmet NICK posted yours must be a marine cover too, mine doesn't have the brown underneath, mine is blank under the green side, odd. but both are nice lids.

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    I think the Camo cover that yours is the later version after the War was over, but I'm not sure

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