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Article about: another possibility is that its a 1950's (Korean war era) made shell but im unfamiliar with these so im not sure what the heat stamp numbers look like ??

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    Just dug the helmet out of the attic it's been there a few years, can anyone help with id. It has a name on the inside of the shell (see pic) is it possible to find any info of the name, one of the liner straps has a date of may 67.

    Thanks for any help Steve.
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    sorry cant help with the name but i can tell you this is a Vietnam era US M-1 helmet

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    I think the steel helmet is from WW2 and the camouflage is from Vietnam era

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    the shell could be a late WW2 reissued shell but in ts current set up it would have been used in Vietnam.

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    Most likely a Korea or later shell, but possibly late WWII as so many were manufactured that they were reissued up until the late 70's.

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    Thanks for the info, I had another helmet like this one I will have to see if I can find it.

    z4

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    Looks like an original condition named Vietnam helmet. These will become harder to find as people try to "restore" them back to a WW2 configuration. I'd suggest that you leave it alone, and together. It's a great piece of history. As has been said before, helmets were re issued with new paint, new liners, and new straps. This one has a great been there look. Try NARA for id info.

    Regards,
    SteveT

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    Thanks for the info Steve. Just had a quick look at the NARA site, looks like it would be hard going could you point me to the right section.

    Thanks z4

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    check here NARA - AAD - Main Page

    Ive had a look but couldn't seem to find the guy named in your helmet ?

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    Hi,

    In the shell you have a number graved in the front, with this number you can find the date of fabrication. (photo please).
    The liner is an korean or vietnam liner.
    Regards
    Carfin.

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