Wow, some great finds, especially that marked Hawley!
Here are my finds for 2013:
RS/SB Vietnam lid w/AB liner. Mitchell Cover contains tac marks for the 503rd PIR.
FS/SB Schlueter w/Firestone Liner
FS/FB McCord w/1953 USMC Blue Anchor Cover
FS/SB McCord w/1959 USMC Contact Mitchell
FS/SB McCord with USMC Mosquito Cover
VN era shell/liner w/Twill Mitchell Cover
VN era shell/liner w/long flap Mitchell cover
VN Era shell/liner with 1969 dated ERDL cover
Lastly, a direct-from-the-vet's family, Vietnam USMC lid w/AB liner. Captain's rank on front, short-timer markings on left side and "Death Before Dishonor" on the right side.
Now that is a mouth watering set of lids you own Eric,gotta luv the Blue Anchor 53 cover,also the 59 Marine Mitchell,need to get me a... in gear to grab stuff like yours,thanx for sharing and happy helmet hunting in 2014......
nice blue anchor cover, mine has a very faded stamp and has been stitched up alot
None for me last year or for that matter the last 10 years! great showing guys, lucky buggers!
Hello fellow collectors,
I really only started collecting M1's in late 2012, so 99% of my collection was purchased in 2013.
Not really in the same league as most of the others here, but I think it's a nice beginners collection and I have learnt so much from researching the examples I have (and from this site). This small collection represents the small evolution of the M1 from 1943 - 1983. There are a few nice Nato clones and South American issued here as well.
Where will I find room for 2014?
Thanks for the kind words, Jake! The 59er was a stroke of luck. Found the whole set in an antique mall for $35. The Blue Anchor I also lucked out with. Mislabeled on EBAY. In addition, The shell appears to have been repainted for Korea however has USN blue underneath.
Happy hunting to you as well!