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M1 from Vietnam era?

Article about: HI all, I need some help please? I collect German gear and helmets, not really US helmets - but this one was cheap, had great patina, was complete and untouched and just called out "buy

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    HI all, I need some help please?

    I collect German gear and helmets, not really US helmets - but this one was cheap, had great patina, was complete and untouched and just called out "buy me" at a antique / junk store recently.

    So, I'm a novice here so can I ask the M1 experts if I have provided enough pictures of "MacLean's helmet" to date it?

    Thanks in advance,

    Dan
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    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Looks like a nice salty Vietnam era M1.

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    Australian produced M1 made from mid 60's onwards,nice lid Dan
    With Regards Jake.

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    Quote by ruddersrangers44 View Post
    Australian produced M1 made from mid 60's onwards,nice lid Dan
    Oh, so its Aussie made? .. beauty. Nice to know that it's home grown ( Never knew we made them? )

    Thanks Jake.
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Dan I stand corrected these Helmets were produced under License from the late 1970's and if you ever find an original AUSCAM cover buy it cos they are rarer than hens teeth,during Nam they were suppied and issued by the US,still a nice buy.........
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    With Regards Jake.

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    Just curious, are the Australian issue M1s uncommon?

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    Quote by KriegMann View Post
    Just curious, are the Australian issue M1s uncommon?
    they are uncommon in the USA, Ive never seen one for sale here

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    I found four on the side of the rapd a few months back during a council clean up.....we used these lids till at least 1993

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    Quote by AMTG View Post
    I found four on the side of the rapd a few months back during a council clean up.....we used these lids till at least 1993
    Sounds like a good export business in the making!
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    I also had a stack of those helmet covers......we used them as polishing rags on our cars!.... Funny how things seem so common and not thought of as worth keeping....

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