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M1 ID help

Article about: i picked this up at an estate sale today an from what ive read so far its an WW2 M1 but i cant figure out what that 2 means on the back ..............any idea ??? thanks in advance, Brad

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    i picked this up at an estate sale today an from what ive read so far its an WW2 M1 but i cant figure out what that 2 means on the back ..............any idea ???

    thanks in advance, Brad















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    i just noticed that its a rear seam an swivel loop so whats that make it 1944'ish ??? ........still digging

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    I believe this lid has been altered. The straps look new, ( repro )
    and the liner looks like a later type that was 'cut-to-fit',
    from the look of the webbing.........


    Logo is for: 2 Rangers Battalion.
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 11-04-2011 at 08:53 AM. Reason: spelling
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hi Brad1975, I believe the 2 would designates the batallion number. Wait for some other replies as well. Green

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    Agree with wolf, 2 is a ranger thing, I think regiment (or battalion). Rear seams began production in 1944, heat stamp can help date it. Is shell cork texture? (photo does not show it)
    If i recall correctly rear seams didnt make it to the ETO.
    Liner webing inside is post war.

    Looks likea restored grouping.

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    Grouping put together ,made to look ww2.
    Chris

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    i looked all over for the heat stamp an couldnt find it an as far as the cork texture goes ?? .......doesnt feel like cork an now that i have it out again it just looks CHEAP ....the liner that is

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    Cork is hard to explain, chunck sand? Tomarrow i ll try to post up pictures of the differents between cork and sand. If it feels like a regular sand finish(that you see these days), then it sand.
    it a post war grouping, put together. like chris said

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    gday Brad, i agree with everyone else this helmet looks put together, the chinstrap looks new and the OD green webbing on the liner looks post ww2
    there is a lot of tribute 2nd rangers stuff for sale since saving private ryan. i have a fake captain miller helmet i got on ebay which looks cool but is unfortunately not ww2.......original U.S. helmets from ww2 with painted insignia are getting expensive

    regards Paul

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    The liner has had all the outside surface paint removed. There should be a mark
    inside the liner at the center of the crown. Look for the shell's lot number
    on the inside front rim - where the metal begins to curve.

    The movie 'Saving Private Ryan' has produced a lot of interest in the
    2 Rangers Battalion, and therefore a lot of repro helmets.

    Still, I like the aged look of it, and wouldn't mind it myself.
    It seems there was a net on it at some point.........



    Paul beat me to it......... !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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