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M1 helmet. Help me identify please

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    Default M1 helmet. Help me identify please

    Hello everyone,

    I recently got an m1 helmet, and need some help trying to figure out how old it is, and if it is even American made. Here are some pictures. The back seam seems to have something put on it... Also, you can barely make out the C, but there is some sort of stamp on the inside brow. I can barely read it, but it seems to be: "M 325 C"

    Thanks in advance,
    Michael



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    Default Re: M1 helmet. Help me identify please

    yes its a US made M-1 & i would say post war maybe from the 60's onwards from the colour of the finish.

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    Great, thanks! Were the WW2 M-1's similar in design to this? Also, what color were the WW2 ones in comparison?

    Thanks again for your help

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    Default Re: M1 helmet. Help me identify please

    1960's M-1's are slightly lower in profile compared to WW2 ones as for the finish WW2 M-1s had what was called corking, basically ground up cork mixed in the paint to give it a rough dull finish the colour was normally a darker OD green to what the one you have also yours looks to have the sand/silica finish which gives it an almost sandpaper type feel to it.

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