Article about: Hi guys. I just picked up my first M1 helmet and, through a little research, was able to deduce that it is a para M1C model. The pot is front seam, with swivel bales and bears a heat stamp n
Hi guys. I just picked up my first M1 helmet and, through a little research, was able to deduce that it is a para M1C model. The pot is front seam, with swivel bales and bears a heat stamp number of 112D. It has a sand/silica paint job. The buckles are flat and black coloured steel with no marks.
The liner has the front grommet hole so I understand that it is WW2 or possibly Korean War era. It is marked CAPAC in the crown. The webbing appears to be khaki coloured but the sweatband is OD. There is a name/serial number on the sweatband. The info on the nape tag is worn away so can't get any info there. The buckles on the "A" straps appear to be brass.
Anyway, please let me know what you think! Any idea of date/era would be appreciated.
well its quite a mix of eras the liner looks to be 1950's with a WW2 nape strap NAM era chin strap with a 1960's finish to the shell & if the shell is front seam then that would of originally have been WW2 issue as well ?
one question about the shell the heat stamp number is very low for a swivel bail version ? is there any thing near the number that looks like a capital S if so that would make it a SCHLUETER made shell if not then it would have originally been a fixed bail version that's been upgraded at some point in its life to the swivel bail version.