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My new helmet coming soon!

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    Yeh mate I reckon you could pick up a Vietnam Aussie lid for cheaper. I know it's a bit far away, but there is a massive disposal store in albury wodonga, maybe give them a call and see what they got. They have absolutely everything being so close to two major bases

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    ok so if ww2 steel pots were fixed, how is this helmet a swivel bail from the looks of it?

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    both fixed bail & swivel bail helmets were used during WW2 rear seamed swivel bail shells were late war.

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    i thought ww2 helmets were fixed bails

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    ok thank you Nick damn wikipedia, saying swivel bails were made in the 60's

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    how do you tell the chinstraps are from NAM era, is t because it is steel instead of brass?

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    have a look here mate for info on M-1 shell's http://warrelics.eu/forum/helmets/ro...c-shell-22931/

    as for the chin strap WW2 versions were sewn on only Vietnam they used metal clips to attach them to the bails.

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    oh just remembered about that lol thanks anyway, sorry i'm kinda new to collecting m1 helmets, i've been a fanatic bout army stuff since i was 5, i have heaps to learn, and i have to save up for that book helmets of the eto, heard its a great guide for identifying the makrs, age and fakes of m1 helmets

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    no worries mate glad i could help

    its always good to get some good books try Amazon for some of them i found sellers selling that particular book here in the UK for 15

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    yea, i've seen couple for 40$ Australian, about the ame as 15 pounds, none of the book stores in Australian don't sell anything close to it

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