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M1 Helmet - Thoughts?

Article about: Hey guys, I picked this M1 helmet steel pot, up over the weekend for a nice price of \\$15. It had a Vietnam era cover on it, I picked it up to go with my Ohio National Guard Military Police H

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    Hey guys, I picked this M1 helmet steel pot, up over the weekend for a nice price of $15. It had a Vietnam era cover on it, I picked it up to go with my Ohio National Guard Military Police Helmet liner dated May 1969.

    After I got it home, and had a closer look, I found a fixed bale, front seam helmet (1941-43). Someone had did a number on it and covered the helmet in sharpie marker.

    A bit of elbow grease, I got most of the marker off.

    I'm guessing the blue paint, was done by a kid some time ago. But on the front looks to be the remains of a Captain's insignia?

    What do you guys think?
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    Well done on getting the black sharpie marking off this, looks much better now. Great find for $15!!

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    That is certainly 100% WWII era texture and paint on the shell. Not sure on the white stripe, could be a captain. Is it replicated in black above? There appears to be a name on the top, Vanidour? An interesting helmet! I wonder if the black markings were part of it's story?
    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    I think the name is Vanldour with an L not an I. Unusual name, no one listed on WW2 enlistment records with that name though so it dates to post WW2.

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