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Article about: well this is my latest lid pick up that's got me scratching mt head a bit :huh: it looks to be a late WW2/KW era shell with a late 50's early 60's liner (no eyelet) small hole netting with W

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    Question ODD/Interesting M-1 pick up ?

    well this is my latest lid pick up that's got me scratching mt head a bit :huh:



    it looks to be a late WW2/KW era shell with a late 50's early 60's liner (no eyelet) small hole netting with Ww2 chin straps held on with 60's era metal chin strap clamps ???



    it all looks to have been together for a long time all the rust on the inside of the shell match with the liner but those chin straps have me stumped why would they use WW2 chin straps with 60's clamps ???



    what are your thoughts



    Ive taken as many pics as i can hope they do it justice ?
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    Well Nick if the shell is ww2 and the straps are original to it then it can only mean one of two things either the bar tacking broke and were replaced with postwar Bale connectors or someone has added them to the lid themselves and could'nt be asked to stitch them but instead took the easy route of connecting them,in other words they purchased the straps seperately which do come up on ebay and added them,the liner made by Firestone in 1963 was there first postwar contract,and there only one in the p55 type,still a good looking lid and I bet it cost a lot less than my one I showed the other week............Jake.

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    Looks like signs of cork on it Nick which points to a ww2 shell as you say.
    As for the straps, to me it looks like they may have worn down at the bails and perhaps snapped, as the cut ends donít look straight, plus that looks like signs of the original bar tack in the tenth picture from the bottom. Might be my eyes playing tricks.
    The straps may be original to the helmet, but because they have snapped they may have been to short to sew back on, so someone has added the clips to give the extra length. Again god knows when.
    A nice catch again mate, looks good!
    Hope you find your answer
    Rod

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    nice lid. i also think the straps broke from use

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    Nice looking helmet Nick, and a great net. I am guessing it could be
    a re-enactor trying to look original, or perhaps a movie prop.........?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    thanks guys for all your input i have three possibilities now its either an old re-enactor, movie prop or NAM AVRN helmet so i guess i may never know

    but one thing i do know its a pretty cool lid

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    possibles AVRN use
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