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T1 Chinstraps

Article about: Which was the first T1 chinstrap buckle type? Flat black? Glossy black? Green painted? Anchor stamp with any of the above? Best Regards, Andy

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    I have a helmet with factory sewn on OD 7 straps. Swivel bale, front seam, stainless rim.
    It has a flat black painted steel buckle and has a green painted steel T1 “J” hook. To me it is missing its ball joint as it is very difficult to hook and unhook it to the buckle.
    So does this mean that perhaps the first T1s were green and this may be a early mixed set up using up the remaining black buckles, I shall let you decide on that one Andy.

  2. #12

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    Well that's what I mean rod, there is so much conflicting evidence. Seems they could have had this, and maybe they had that..................
    It made my head spin last night, about two to three hours looking at this.
    I'm going with green too.......I think.
    At least I came across the B+W photo again of troops embarking for Europe in 45 with T1 gear.


  3. #13

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    the fact that the straps are sewn on must make it early Andy

  4. #14

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    I'm beginning to think I should have put the Marine cover on a late war lid with sewn OD7 gear. It's probably what was more common anyway.
    Still, I've got to work with what I got.


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