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Identify my m1!

Article about: I was given this m1 at the same time as a German aluminum Fire/Police helmet by my father who obtained it from my grandfather who served in the ETO, but at the time the German helmet held mo

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    I was given this m1 at the same time as a German aluminum Fire/Police helmet by my father who obtained it from my grandfather who served in the ETO, but at the time the German helmet held more of my interest. I do not believe this to be my grandfathers, because he was AAF, and this helmet has naval stampings in the metal for the chin strap.

    What i would like to know, is this helmet ww2, or post war? I received it with no liner and no other information about it.

    It has fixed rings for the chin strap, not swivels like i have read about later model m1s.

    Feel free to ask for more pictures if the ones provided do not suffice!



    Stamping inside reads 6636

    The seam is on the rear of the helmet


    Closeups of the buckle



    And the ring. or am i using the wrong termination?

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    Post-war straps for sure - I'd say it was late 50's or 60's.........

    There are other members who study these seriously,
    and will give you a more accurate answer.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    its a 1960's NAM era M-1

    the part were the chin strap attaches to the shell is called either a bail or loop yours is the post war swivel version see pic below of what a fixed version looks like
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    Thank you for the quick replies walkwolf and nick!

    i now see what you mean about mine being a swivel bale, i guess it was wishing thinking that i had a ww2 US helmet to go with my TR helmet!

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    You need to get a correct liner for it.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by sunsetIE View Post
    Thank you for the quick replies walkwolf and nick!

    i now see what you mean about mine being a swivel bale, i guess it was wishing thinking that i had a ww2 US helmet to go with my TR helmet!
    no worries

    all ya need is a NAM era liner & a salty Mitchell pattern cover to complete it

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