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Dating M1 shell and liner - bizarre liner alterations.

Article about: did they only switch it to a lighter color? i got a korean war helmet a couple years ago with the post war blue anchor usmc cover but the paint job is darker and a sandy texture

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    did they only switch it to a lighter color? i got a korean war helmet a couple years ago with the post war blue anchor usmc cover but the paint job is darker and a sandy texture

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    Man thats one weird liner Mold stamp,hard to make out anything from it,sure its US origin?Happy Hunting......
    With Regards Jake.

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    Quote by ruddersrangers44 View Post
    Man thats one weird liner Mold stamp,hard to make out anything from it,sure its US origin?Happy Hunting......
    Could be a worn or poor Westinghouse mark they were in a circle like that one usually with a number. Capac is the most famous post war maker Westinghouse and Firestone I don't know about. timothy

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    Quote by timothy View Post
    Could be a worn or poor Westinghouse mark they were in a circle like that one usually with a number. Capac is the most famous post war maker Westinghouse and Firestone I don't know about. timothy
    My guess is that it's just a worn down Westinghouse stamp because of the circular outline. I know that the Micarta Division of Westinghouse continued to produce M1's when the post-war production started back up due to Korea (I have been unable to find a list of the liner manufacturers for Vietnam, however). There is no reason for me to believe that the liner is a foreign-product. If it were a WWII liner, I would say it could be a Mine Safety Appliance Company liner, as their stamp was also circular and is easily worn down and illegible, but I don't think they made them past '45, so that's not likely the case. If anyone knows of a chart of 'Nam manufacturers be sure to let me know, otherwise I'll just operate under the assumption that it is a Westinghouse.

    Regards,
    -Evan

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