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    Hello and a good evening.
    I need some help with M1 helmet. I tried to find the lotnumber 126 E but did not find it in the chart. Is it a WW2 period helmet or post war because of the rear seam?
    Thank you in advance.
    Thomas

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    I believe this must be a Euro clone but I do not know what country, The liner is post war if for US but I think the liner is also a clone. Other more experienced Helmet folks will be along to comment.
    John

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    That M1 Has an extra number next to the six, because it must be lightly stamped thatís why you only see 126. If it was 126 E it would date to early 1942, and yours is a rear seam manganese steel rim so it would be late war. And you have a good chance of the lid being a ww2 manufacture since the latest heat stamp is in the 1300s for McCord, and around really late 500ís for schlueter, so if you can try to find an S under the 126?E. But it would still most likely be a McCord since schlueters with heat stamps of 126 would most likely by front seam fixed Bale with stainless steel rims.

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    And I agree with rescue as the liner does look like a post war Korean/ Vietnam war liner

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    The helmet was made in 1945 and is a US M1 helmet
    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    The shape looks like a Schlueter
    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    The digit between the 6 and the E is invisible>ww2 rear seamed McCord shell.produced last months of ww2.

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    The helmet shell is a Schlueter WW2 production.

    The Liner is a belgian clone. The sweatband is from belgian or french production.

    IMO the helmet was used in Belgium after WW2.

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