Results 1 to 5 of 5

M1C Vietnam era helmet

Article about: Here I have a Vietnam era M1C. The steel helmet is a rear seam, swivel bale and is what I believe to be a McCord manufactured helmet. I can only make out two numbers (69) and possibly the le

  1. #1

    Default M1C Vietnam era helmet

    Here I have a Vietnam era M1C. The steel helmet is a rear seam, swivel bale and is what I believe to be a McCord manufactured helmet. I can only make out two numbers (69) and possibly the letter M before it but it is very difficult to tell. The helmet also has a light OD paint with a sand finish. The liner is a Marmac made liner with the mold in mark of M 16. Marmac were awarded a contract in 1964 to produce these type II liners up until 1970 and produced around 30,240 units. The liner is dated 31 MAY 1967 with a 67 dated headband and a 69 dated nape strap. The liner is made of nylon and contains some nice interesting colours of green and orange. Please feel free to add or comment on this helmet and thanks for looking guys.
    Jake I have finally found a para liner that is not a 67 dated Firestone but still looking for the elusive earlier models
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	51 
Size:	211.2 KB 
ID:	904999   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	127 
Size:	251.4 KB 
ID:	904998  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	149 
Size:	261.6 KB 
ID:	904997   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	46 
Size:	320.7 KB 
ID:	905000  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	241 
Size:	303.1 KB 
ID:	905001   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	71 
Size:	159.0 KB 
ID:	905002  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	77 
Size:	331.2 KB 
ID:	905003   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	50 
Size:	321.1 KB 
ID:	905004  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	62 
Size:	336.4 KB 
ID:	905005  
    Last edited by Redstalker; 11-19-2015 at 09:40 AM.

  2. #2

    Default

    Thats a great set Ian,if thats a 65 McCord then certainly a rare bird as it was there final contract and connection to the US military,usually Ingersoll but hardly McCords ever show up,nice to see a Marmac instead of Firestone,all looks to have a nice even wear and age to all parts,luv it bud.
    With Regards Jake.

  3. #3

    Default

    Thanks Jake. Just wondering about what you were saying about it being a 65 McCord. Would it have had the M prefix before the number like the Korean War period Mccord's? What would the heat stamp numbers on these lids be?

  4. #4
    MAP
    MAP is online now
    ?

    Default

    Great looking helmet. I love the look of the Vietnam era covers
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

  5. #5

    Default

    The M prefix was the same as the 51 types except this final contract would be the shallow dome type shell which all production followed from 65 onwards.
    With Regards Jake.

Similar Threads

  1. 05-28-2015, 12:18 AM
  2. Need Help! US Vietnam-war era helmet - What can you tell me about it?

    In US M1 steel helmet forum
    07-07-2014, 11:38 AM
  3. Vietnam M1C helmet

    In US M1 steel helmet forum
    09-15-2013, 01:31 PM
  4. Vietnam M1 Helmet

    In US M1 steel helmet forum
    11-22-2012, 10:22 AM
  5. Us Vietnam Helmet

    In US M1 steel helmet forum
    10-27-2012, 09:21 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •