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Flea Market M1s!!

Article about: I was strolling down the aisle early in the morning last saturday at the flea market when i see two green bulbous things, my heart stops! I'm thinking THEY'RE M1 HELMETS!!! so then i keep my

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    I was strolling down the aisle early in the morning last saturday at the flea market when i see two green bulbous things, my heart stops! I'm thinking THEY'RE M1 HELMETS!!! so then i keep my cool and ask the seller what he wanted for them, he told me $60 for the one with the liner and $50 for the other shell. WOOOOH!! So i hurry and pay the man and run away. They're both rear seamed but have different chinstraps.

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ID:	495051 I displayed them with a canteen, holster, a .45 casing, knife and two 1 dollar bills dated from 1935 that are from hawaii and north africa issued as emergency money, also some nickels and pennies from 1939-1944.
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ID:	495055 both of the bails are bent!
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ID:	495058 The liner-less shell which has a big ole dent in it, i married with a liner i previously bought on ebay for around $35.

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    Nice grab

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    Also one half of the linerless M1's chinstrap was soaked in what i think was cat or dog urine/feces so i had to wash it out and it also stunk bad!!

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    very nice pick up i have an M-1 with the bent over chin strap buckle as well

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    Nice finds indeed,two folded over buckles in as many weeks,maybe another area of the M1's history only just coming to pass..........Jake.

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    A very nice and lucky find
    I wouldnt mind getting a few more M1s for my collection.
    Cheers
    Nuno

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    Nice find. Congrats.

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    Couple of cool finds, nice work.

    Brad.

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    I also had one with the bent over brass buckle? maybe this was something some soldiers did to the buckles for some reason? I fixed mine and bent it back to normal

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    You did well,congrats.

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