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M1 Helmet Swivel Bale

Article about: My Great Grandfather also brough back helmets from WWII. This is an M1 Helmet with rectangular swivel bales stamped: 85B and "21" MSA Liner This is not "his" helmet but I

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    My Great Grandfather also brough back helmets from WWII.

    This is an M1 Helmet with rectangular swivel bales stamped: 85B and "21" MSA Liner

    This is not "his" helmet but It has a name on the inside that reads:
    Kenneth O Hudson
    ?? ?055840

    Im not sure who he is but I am still looking into it, I am starting to think it could be a fake name. And unfortunetly time has chiped away most of his ID Number.
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    nice helmet mate is it front or rear seemed ? pity the liner suspension straps are all but gone buy the way the line was made by International Molded Plastics, Inc

    Manufactured in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvannia this "high pressure" manufactured M-1 helmet liner is identified by an embossed "MSA" in the crown. Mine Safety Appliance started M-1 helmet liner delivery to the US Army in September 1942. They produced approximately between 2,000,000 - 4,000,000 M-1 helmet liners and discontinued producton around August 17, 1945 when the war ended
    are there any numbers or letters pressed into the inside of the helmet it self ??

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    Thank you both,

    It is a front seem helmet. The only stamp i see on the helmet is "85B" near the front lip. Which if I am not mistaken is a McCord stamp.

    As for the liner, like i stated on my Luftshutz helmet, My grandfather used to play cowboys and indians ( Or Americans and Nazis in this case ) with his brother. So they were used a bit roughly, but i think for all he put it through its in good condition.

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    thats cool as you say for what it went through in the war & being used as a play toy as well its survived pretty well. the shell was more then likely made by McCord if it had an s stamped on it instead then it would be a SCHLUETER made shell

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    Nice helmet! Its cool that there is a name inside. - A real pice of WW2 History.

    /Mick

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