Where is he sourcing these "crates" I would not mind opening a crate full of M1s... Garands
Better have my say i suppose.every now and again oddities arise that cannot be explained within the current collecting world.the helmet looks amazing but for me it has and always will be the issue or topic of those blasted chinstraps,forget books and the info contained within them,im talkiing about tangible and visual evidence,i've studied M1'S for the last 4 years cross examining etc,putting that crate aside i have never seen any M1 made after july 43 with that raised brass type buckle(the type most found on ETO helmets)the iron variant which was more harder to produce ran from july 43 to june 44 then brass was reintroduced as the blackened type flat buckle so why or how do McCord front seamed helmets made over a year after the above buckle was stopped suddenly end up with them?and why was that crate stamped Capac when they were MSA and WESTINGHOUSE on the first ebay sales?maybe there is no answer,maybe a batch was found hiding in some dark corner of McCords so they used them,i suppose it comes down to believing in whatever you want,think thats about it.......Jake.
It looks like its brass in the pictures Andy. I will take your word on it.
I hope you did not scratch it for my sake Andy
The liner chinstraps with the anchor mark were found in the case containing the liners, together with the nape straps.
"They were in the Navy CAPAC corrogated shipping container with the liners. The nape straps were in there too"
is a quote from the seller/finder.
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Edit: Wrong info posted, sorry.
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[/COLOR][CENTER][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=3]URGENTLY LOOKING FOR: 1982 era Argentine military issue goggles. Fravida 109, and "Sanbuee" French lens type
[/SIZE]Have a look at my 20+ (so far, work in progress) albums for lots of M1's, rare liners and other stuff, including WW2British helmets, Falklands battlefield pickup helmets and let me know what you think!