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Need help m1 fix bail nco stripe

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    Default Need help m1 fix bail nco stripe

    hi guys ive got this m1 here, just would like to no what you guys think of the paint and liner and the nco bar. the heat stamp is 359B front seam. just the paint. this is cork? but to me it looks to be a lighter green. and the chin straps are a lighter green. where fixed bails still used postwar. or has somone repainted this at a later date to look ww2. the liner it lose in the shell witch tells me it may not be the right one for this shell. the leather strap is post war dot maker. but it has a red dimond on the front. on the inside all the metal clips are painted green was this done post war to. i cant make out the stamps on the nape. thank for looking. the liner stamp in dome is IMP.

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    Definitely looks like post war repaint, when is the question........ I've seen war time repaints, but they appear much darker. The NCO stripe looks like tape residue rather than paint.

    Fixed bale helmets saw use post war.

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    The red diamond is for the 5th Infantry Division:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_Inf...United_States)

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    ok its that gut feeling again i dident think the paint was right thats why i posted it here. but the liner 5th Div stamp looks ok to you guys then

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    fixed bails ->produced until october 1943 (and saw post-war). And yes, post war repaint
    nice liner
    Greetings

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    I think it might have received a Korean War-era repaint.

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    Ok thanks guys just that paint was stumping me

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    so this helmet should go with my korean war m1 para helmet then or not.

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    yea its paint the the nco bar

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    Have you owned the lid long?do you know the history of it?regards minnie.

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