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Korean War M1?

Article about: Ok, this is literally making me want to pull my hair out. The other day I got this M1 helmet for \\$45 at a gun show (the actual story is I got the liner for \\$45 and traded the fixed bail that

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    Is the inner paint correct for WWII/Korea, and do you suggest I strip 'er down?

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    FYI, the bottom two pics were of my neighbors helmet.

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    yes, it does look like a Vietnam era repaint

    your neighbors appears to have a post Vietnam 1980's era repaint, notice the white corking thats visible? Ive see piles of these at surplus stores for around $10 each just for the shells

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    What big of a difference is there between WWII, Korea, and Vietnam paint? I know WWII is darker, but I was told Korea was slightly lighter. Can anyone post pics comparing the 3? Thanks!

    P.S. Before I forget, I stripped my liner some more and found a nice 84th Railsplitters decal

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    Also, so it would be correct for Korean War reenacting, should I repaint it? If so, what paint would you suggest?

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    Quote by 2ndInfDiv View Post
    What big of a difference is there between WWII, Korea, and Vietnam paint? I know WWII is darker, but I was told Korea was slightly lighter. Can anyone post pics comparing the 3? Thanks!

    P.S. Before I forget, I stripped my liner some more and found a nice 84th Railsplitters decal
    The decals will likely be late 1950's or 1960's applied.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Really? I thought decals were around since WWII.

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