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M1 Para helmet for Reviev

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    Default M1 Para helmet for Reviev

    Hi Friends,

    I've found this helmet on dutch site, would it be genuine ww2 era? Opinions and comments are very welcome.


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    Cheers
    Mads

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    Definitely a WWII era lid - but it has been made up into a
    Para helmet, from what I can see.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I would say it's a mix of authentic parts and mostly reproduction parts. Looks like a repaint, too.

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    Im quite a newbie when it comes to us helmets, but after reading NickD's excellent rough guide threads, it looks like a fixed bale, frontseam shell.

    Chinstrap and a-strap are repro.

    Liner I cant really see from the pics, but the webbing looks khaki and it has a one-piece napestrape, so should be ww2.

    Am I right here?

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    Quote by Shadwellarmy View Post
    Im quite a newbie when it comes to us helmets, but after reading NickD's excellent rough guide threads, it looks like a fixed bale, frontseam shell.

    Chinstrap and a-strap are repro.

    Liner I cant really see from the pics, but the webbing looks khaki and it has a one-piece napestrape, so should be ww2.

    Am I right here?
    Sounds good to me!

    If it were an authentic paratrooper helmet, it should have "D" bails. I believe the netting could be real and the leather chinstrap seems real enough to me, too.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Definitely a WWII era lid - but it has been made up into a
    Para helmet, from what I can see.........

    +1

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    Frankenstein....
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Not all paratrooper helmets have "D" bails.

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    as already stated by other members this is a piece of junk yes the shell is a front seamed fixed bail version but its been repainted the liner (if US) has been ruined with a very bad attempt at turning into an airborne version

    this would be known as an M-1C US airborne helmet if it had "D" bails it would be known as an M-2

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    The funny thing is that the seller titled the add: WWII US para helmet M1 with "D" bails

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