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A Navy M1?

Article about: I bought this alooong time ago when steel pots were starting to go up in price I think I oaid 20 dollars. It had a woodland camo cover, and a late '80s liner. I found it in the basement a co

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    Default Re: A Navy M1?

    Quote by Stinkpotpete View Post
    I can't make out any heat stamps through the paint, I even used my magnifying glass.
    Is there any sign of a heat stamp at all?

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    So it's a rear seam stainless steel rim with no heat stamp that is painted blue? Sounds like a Belgian Airforce Helmet if it wasn't for the chinstraps.


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    I'm heading down the same path of thinking as Nitram is heading, assuming there is no sign of a heat stamp, unless of course it is just covered in paint however, from the photos provided, the interior paint does not appear to be too heavy and therefore a trace of the heat stamp should be seen of it does exist. The pictures are also not clear enough to see the dome profile to make a determination of it is high dome or low down. And although there was a very short period of time (about one month) US M1's were made with rear seam, stainless rims, this is a very common configuration with several of the Euro clones. The paint color is throwing me off a bit too, although it could just be the photos, but it looks as though the inside and outside colors are not of what would be typical for a US Navy helmet, although no real standard exists. Without better photos and a confirmation of a heat stamp, I'm of the opinion that the shell is a Euro clone with a fresh US or repro T-1 chin strap attached but better photos could prove this otherwise.


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    if the sun ever comes out again, I'll take some pics of it in natural light. I looked under a bright light with my magnifying glass and still don't see any markings, just where the paint had run.

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