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M1 front seam "Airborne style"

Article about: Hi. This is a Genuine US M1 front seam heat stamp 984 J,but has been converted to D bales, and given a lick of paint. The liner is created from a Belgium 1950's / Paratrooper chincup and str

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    Hi.

    This is a Genuine US M1 front seam heat stamp 984 J,but has been converted to D bales, and given a lick of paint.

    The liner is created from a Belgium 1950's / Paratrooper chincup and straps , i know the webbing is the wrong colour but when it's on display, it don't notice that much.

    I would love an original M2 liner to go with this one, but they are BIG bucks, way out of my price range!!

    What do you reckon?
    Cheers
    Gaz
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    J Murray Inc, does some very nice repro items for M1's including conversion kits for making Airborne pattern liners, I've also got a template for the correct position for the two Baby DOT's that need to be fitted to convert a standard liner to a airborne pattern. For best results a 1950's US made liner is a good option, as the early ones are similar to the late wartime and quite a bit cheaper to buy.

    J. Murray, INc, 1944 - M1 Helmets

    Here's an M1C that I did a few years back.




    Nige.
    "Now, I've designed this like a collapsing bag ! "

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    hiya Gaz

    heres mine http://warrelics.eu/forum/helmets/us...a-helmet-7913/ same as your's converted to a D bail with a 1950's liner

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    Quote by Nige H View Post
    J Murray Inc, does some very nice repro items for M1's including conversion kits for making Airborne pattern liners, I've also got a template for the correct position for the two Baby DOT's that need to be fitted to convert a standard liner to a airborne pattern. For best results a 1950's US made liner is a good option, as the early ones are similar to the late wartime and quite a bit cheaper to buy.

    J. Murray, INc, 1944 - M1 Helmets

    Here's an M1C that I did a few years back.




    Nige.
    Hi Nige,

    Thanks for the info , i will check ouit their prices etc, nice lid too,
    I will look out for some more 50's liner, i've get two but can't quite bring myself to convert em, maybe i will pluck up the courage one day!!
    Cheers mate
    Gaz

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    Quote by NickD View Post
    hiya Gaz

    heres mine http://warrelics.eu/forum/helmets/us...a-helmet-7913/ same as your's converted to a D bail with a 1950's liner
    Hi Nick,
    very very nice most impressed , i like the aging , i think this winter i will try and rough my lid up a bit and age it more, any tips ??

    Cheers Mate
    Gaz

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    well i didnt do this my self but i did ask the guy who did it for me for some tips if i was ever to try it my self, he said to use sandpaper, wirewool, coffe & salt the trick is to leave it out side in all wheathers & every so often rough it up with the sandpaper & wirewool then add some of the coffe & salt to start the process just to keep doing this every so often & to leave it out side as long as you want till you get the age affect you want hope this helps ????

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    Quote by NickD View Post
    well i didnt do this my self but i did ask the guy who did it for me for some tips if i was ever to try it my self, he said to use sandpaper, wirewool, coffe & salt the trick is to leave it out side in all wheathers & every so often rough it up with the sandpaper & wirewool then add some of the coffe & salt to start the process just to keep doing this every so often & to leave it out side as long as you want till you get the age affect you want hope this helps ????
    Hi Nick,

    Yeah thanks, i will try this out, sounds do able, if it turn's out alright i might post it ,to see what you reckon!!

    Cheers
    Gaz

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    good luck mate it'll be cool to see the results

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    Quote by NickD View Post
    good luck mate it'll be cool to see the results
    Yeah cheers mate , watch this space in the near future....

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