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My first M1

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    Certainly looks original. Some good history attached to that division
    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    Not a big fan of this saw it posted on the US Military Forum, and the result was not too good. I say the wear does not match the painted insignia shows more wear and artificial age than the rest of the helmet, that has little wear. In my opinion this is a done up M1. I never believe these stories of this was bought from an old farmer in Normandy of I have heard so many of these that ended of the item was fake and sold cheap

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    Theres everywhere damage but u cant see it so good on the OD paint. I will tell now the story fully. It was on a market where farmers came i dont know but i know there wont come tourists. He didnt know anything about the helmet the farmer was 60 or older i think and he told me that his father had it from a soldier. He found it back in the barn.
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    It has the Buckle I've been after,the ultra rare raised steel/iron variant,how lucky is that..............
    With Regards Jake.

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    The helmet looks to be an original swivel bale, the insignia is unlikely to be genuine, as for the farmer story that is just it, a story, seems like most people selling militaria have found it in a barn, apparently when allied soldiers were not fighting they liked to spend a lot of time in barns where most of them lost/forgot their equipment. Also swivel bale m1 helmets were first issued late 1944, so very unlikely to have been used during D-Day and the Normandy Breakout.

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    Hello could you please post clear pictures showing the wear around the helmet the overall wear just does not match around the helmet. Also if this farmer really did not know what it was why such a big price tag for something he found laying around

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    He said make me a offer.

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    Can you please provide clear photos so that we can tell for sure if this is repro, or authentic thanks

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