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Lt. General Fixed Bail M1

Article about: I bought the shell in an ebay sleeper auction back in 2000. I was the second bidder and got it for \\$40. I added the stars and the liner to make it display nicer. Screwback stars are a bugger

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    Default Lt. General Fixed Bail M1

    I bought the shell in an ebay sleeper auction back in 2000. I was the second bidder and got it for $40. I added the stars and the liner to make it display nicer. Screwback stars are a bugger to find...especially in Canada. Would be nice if it was a used helmet with provenance, but having an original GO helmet of any kind is just as nice. It has a low heat stamp number 53C.

    First pic is from 2000 just after it arrived in the mail.

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    Any ID on who owned it ?

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    Only thing I know is that it came from San Bernardino. And honestly, I don't think it was ever used. There is no evidence that it had stars, or anything else, mounted on it. I'm guessing it was a helmet that was modified for a purpose but never used. It is a repaint as shown by the scribed line to get the holes even. Also has three chalk lines on the inside
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    Chinstrap pics for those interested
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    very nice maybe it was a spare helmet that was never used or used but just never had the stars added sure would have been nice to have had more about its history.

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    I think it's great.........!

    $40 was a really great buy !
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Great piece, thanks for sharing. I always wondered how the stars were attached.

    Nitram

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    Nice helmet, I've never run across one like that. Definitely a keeper.

    Burt

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    Thanks guy's. I like it too. I do wish it had a story behind it but it is was it is.

    I forgot to post the pic of the screwback attachments. Hope to find one more star that matches the other two...someday.

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