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Question: Is this US Helmet WWII era?

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    Hi, can any of you experts tell me whether or not the helmet pictured is WWII era, and completely original? Also, what type of helmet is it (what model)?

    Sorry for the somewhat blurry photos.

    Thanks!
    Dzyner
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    hiya

    no its not WW2 the liner looks to be Vietnam era the chin strap is late 70's early 80's the shell could possibly WW2 reissue ??????

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    The front split seam with the swivil bails were produced in 44 and 45. After that the edge seam met at the back. The color is definitly WWII. Some one has adapted a jerry riged chin strap on the steel lid. Definitly not issue.
    Steve

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    Hey guys, thanks for the feedback. So from what I'm reading, the pot is late WWII (44, 45), but the liner is not? Is that correct?

    So my next question is, is this set worth the $65 being asked by the person wishing to sell it to me? What would you expect to pay for this set at a show?

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    as i said the liner is Vietnam era the shell looks like it could be WW2 reissue & no its not worth $65 try more like $20 to $30 at a push IMO.

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    Quote by dzyner View Post
    Hey guys, thanks for the feedback. So from what I'm reading, the pot is late WWII (44, 45), but the liner is not? Is that correct?

    So my next question is, is this set worth the $65 being asked by the person wishing to sell it to me? What would you expect to pay for this set at a show?
    No, it is not worth $65

    maybe $25

    M1 shells with late style clip on straps sell in surplus stores for $9.99

    used VN war and later M1 liners also sell for around $9.99 ea

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    Thanks everyone. I appreciate the input and advice!

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    Quote by battle gear View Post
    No, it is not worth $65

    maybe $25

    M1 shells with late style clip on straps sell in surplus stores for $9.99

    used VN war and later M1 liners also sell for around $9.99 ea
    Hi Mate.
    Wow ....that sounds like a bargain to me. If I send you some dollars,could you buy a load of these $9.99 lid's for me LOL

    Cheers.

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    This helmet set-up with this style of chin straps is a late 80's configuration. The helmet itself is a reissue late 40's production.

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