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Article about: I happened to buy this m1 helmet. the Westinghouse liner was painted green. with a little scrubbing i can see the right side of the helmet has a painted on insignia which appears to be the 8

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    Default M1 fixed bale with crazy liner!!

    I happened to buy this m1 helmet. the Westinghouse liner was painted green. with a little scrubbing i can see the right side of the helmet has a painted on insignia which appears to be the 80th army?? left side of the helmet has a 104th army insignia...both appear to be painted on...almost like a stamp? maybe this helmet liner was reissued? any insight would be great. thanks
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    M1 fixed bale with crazy liner!!  

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    Looks like painted over decals that have been dug out using solvent or sand paper....perhaps both.

    Wire brush and paint remover?

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    they were painted over...green paint was pretty thin easily came off...why would there be 2 different divisions one one helmet liner? as a collector is this a good thing or bad thing?

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    It is relatively common on post war reused liners.

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    Thank you for the info.

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    The left side is the insignia of the 104th Infantry Division. The right side is the regimental crest for the 414th Infantry Regiment.

    414th Infantry Regiment (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    How about some pics of the rest of it!?

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    Here is the helmet that came with that liner.. looking at the heat number i think its late 42?
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    by the way thanks for the info on the 414th..both insignias are similar, but i just didn't think it was close enough for it to be the 80th...

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    The shell itself is very nice, congrats.

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    Super helmet IMO. Thanks for the other pics!

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