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Please Help with M1 markings

Article about: Hello all, I have just purchased a heap of M1 helmets and I am having a blast identifying the various examples. However, a marking inside one M1 is proving to be very difficult to find any i

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    Default Please Help with M1 markings

    Hello all,

    I have just purchased a heap of M1 helmets and I am having a blast identifying the various examples. However, a marking inside one M1 is proving to be very difficult to find any info about. The rear seam helmet is marked inside the front section; 'MWA50'. While I understand there is a way to set approx dates from these marks, I have not been able to find anything relating to this particular one. If it helps dating, there is an anchor mark on the chin straps.

    I appreciate any assistance in deciphering this mystery M1. Thanks

    Kind regards

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    do you have a picture? do you also have a picture of the m1s you bought?

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    Anchor chinstraps are Vietnam. As far as heat stamp, I'm on vacation so I can't check but I've never taken my covers off of the 60's helmets to see, I'll update once I'm back.

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    Thank you, your time on this will be much appreciated! Here are some picks of the m1 in question - the one with the yellow repaint - The other I am quite sure is a Dutch M53. Cheers!Click image for larger version. 

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    groovy paint schemes...............

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    Quote by ruddersrangers44 View Post
    groovy paint schemes...............
    Agreed! Of course it would have been preferable that the previous owner left these two alone, but you gotta give it to him, 10 points for effort!

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