Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Fixed loop lt. Helmet with matching liner and follow me stripe

Article about: Picked this one up recently. It is a fixed loop Lt. matching helmet/liner set with follow me stripe. Has a green buckle liner chinstrap but unfortunately it was broken. Any thoughts?

  1. #1

    Default Fixed loop lt. Helmet with matching liner and follow me stripe

    Picked this one up recently.
    It is a fixed loop Lt. matching helmet/liner set with follow me stripe.
    Has a green buckle liner chinstrap but unfortunately it was broken.
    Any thoughts?
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07731.JPG 
Views:	55 
Size:	95.2 KB 
ID:	843694   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07730.JPG 
Views:	299 
Size:	99.3 KB 
ID:	843693  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07732.JPG 
Views:	31 
Size:	86.8 KB 
ID:	843695   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07733.JPG 
Views:	30 
Size:	98.0 KB 
ID:	843696  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07734.JPG 
Views:	141 
Size:	92.9 KB 
ID:	843697   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07735.JPG 
Views:	31 
Size:	120.3 KB 
ID:	843698  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07736.JPG 
Views:	20 
Size:	142.3 KB 
ID:	843699   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07737.JPG 
Views:	40 
Size:	148.4 KB 
ID:	843700  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07739.JPG 
Views:	27 
Size:	180.0 KB 
ID:	843702   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07740.JPG 
Views:	19 
Size:	141.3 KB 
ID:	843703  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07741.JPG 
Views:	38 
Size:	76.8 KB 
ID:	843704  
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    ?

    Default

    Looks good to me friend.

  3. #3

    Default

    This set has a nice match,both the shell and liner show evenly matched wear and age,but for me those stripes just don't show any where near the same age as the rest,put on when or by who is anyone's guess but just does not have a 70 year look to it,and there way to big for genuine ETO stripes,the biggest mistake when these are added,if indeed this set has been knocked up just for financial gain then im afraid a genuine set has been completely ruined.
    With Regards Jake.

  4. #4

    Default

    Looking at it in hand you would know that the stripes were not added any time recently.
    Also look at the dirt on the liner stripe which matches the rest of the liner.
    I could try to get better photos but white always looks whiter in photos.
    That is where the deception is coming in I am afraid.
    The helmet itself was apparently repainted at some point but a long time ago.

  5. #5

    Default

    "The Helmet itself was apparently repainted at some point but a long time ago,exactly but when?70 years spans now and then and if was done 30 years ago it would be old but again not ww2."looking at in hand you would know that the stripes were not added any time recently?again repeat as above plus old stripes don't automatically mean ww2 vintage,there's a lot of water under the bridge in that amount of timeframe,and as this is a forum no I don't "have it" in hand so we all only have your images to go by.and it doesn't do it for me.
    With Regards Jake.

  6. #6

    Default

    I said that it looked like the helmet was repainted.
    The liner appears to have original paint and the same follow me stripe with dirt on it.
    This is one reason I believe that the follow me stripe is original WW2 era.
    Are you saying we need to prove that every painted helmet was painted during WW2 because it could have been painted 45 years ago and not be original?
    I don't know how you can do that other than using your personal experience viewing vintage WW2 helmets.
    Like I said, the follow me stripe looks WW2 vintage to me.
    Also, the photos do not help because white looks whiter in photos.
    And yes, you are somewhat limited by only being able to judge by photos over the internet which is why it is difficult for you to be able to say with any certainty, "but for me those stripes just don't show any where near the same age as the rest."
    I will see if I can get better photos.

  7. #7

    Default

    out of interest. are they brushed painted stripes or sprayed on, or to hard to tell ?

  8. #8

    Default

    I believe it to be brushed on because under magnification you can see pieces of hair fibers (possibly brush fibers).
    The stripes are NOT as white as they look in the photos.
    Here are a few more pics of the stripes on the liner and steel pot.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07799.jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	238.3 KB 
ID:	844484   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07800.jpg 
Views:	18 
Size:	232.7 KB 
ID:	844485  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07798.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	231.6 KB 
ID:	844483   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07797.jpg 
Views:	16 
Size:	248.6 KB 
ID:	844482  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07796.jpg 
Views:	27 
Size:	218.2 KB 
ID:	844481   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07795.jpg 
Views:	30 
Size:	224.0 KB 
ID:	844480  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07794.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	231.7 KB 
ID:	844479   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC07801.jpg 
Views:	29 
Size:	234.3 KB 
ID:	844486  


  9. #9

    Default

    I can honestly not judge the stripe on your helmet to be good or bad mate. Judging stencils on helmets is always difficult, this is why I never comment on them. I will say though that brush painted ones are always a bonus on helmets.
    Perhaps someone can answer this question. I have seen other liners with follow me stripes on them, what I don't under stand is why would they do this as surely it would be nuts to just wear a liner in a combat situation. or could it be for any other reason.
    Rod

  10. #10

    Default

    The stripes look a lot older with these photos, dont they?
    I dont know why they painted the liner too.
    Maybe they would wear the liner during training.

Similar Threads

  1. 05-25-2015, 12:21 AM
  2. 04-12-2015, 01:26 AM
  3. Original NCO ETO Fixed Loop Helmet.

    In US M1 steel helmet forum
    04-04-2014, 09:51 PM
  4. WTB US WWII M1 helmet with matching liner

    In Other militaria: wanted
    09-04-2011, 10:08 PM
  5. 11-19-2009, 06:50 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •