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Article about: Hi picked this up today at a car boot sale, I pretty sure it's a ww2 shell going by the rear seam , the heat stamp number is 326A. The liner is Westinghouse and I'm sure is also WW2. Any tho

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    Hi picked this up today at a car boot sale, I pretty sure it's a ww2 shell going by the rear seam , the heat stamp number is 326A. The liner is Westinghouse and I'm sure is also WW2. Any thoughts on this one.

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    It has the 98th Infantry Division emblem on it.

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    Has this one on the other side I forgot to include with the others
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    WW2 shell and Korean Capac Liner both have typical 50's repaints.!chinstraps are 60' made.!

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    Quote by ruddersrangers44 View Post
    WW2 shell and Korean Capac Liner both have typical 50's repaints.!chinstraps are 60' made.!
    Indeed, it shows the normal signs of 20+ years of service and upgrades. With these chinstraps you could add a mid-'60's dated Mitchell pattern cover in matching condition for a typical Vietnam helmet.

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    Quote by earlymb View Post
    Indeed, it shows the normal signs of 20+ years of service and upgrades. With these chinstraps you could add a mid-'60's dated Mitchell pattern cover in matching condition for a typical Vietnam helmet.
    Indeed M1 parts were constantly replaced and updated through decades of service life.if repaints ain't your thing whack a Mitch on like MB said.!

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    Cheers guys for the feed back, I thought the liner was a ww2 Westinghouse as it has a W makers mark and the front eyelet vent , I have a Westinghouse/capac liner on another helmet and the makers maker is different.

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    The Capac is faint.!Westinghouse contracts extended from 1942-1969.!

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    Hoping it may have been at least Korean War . But wrong chin straps , ill sling it on flea bay.

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