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Article about: Gday folks heres my first fixed bale m1 helmet for you to look at. i got this on ebay a while ago and when i received it found that it was named, bonus! when i googled the name, i discovered

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    Gday folks heres my first fixed bale m1 helmet for you to look at.
    i got this on ebay a while ago and when i received it found that it was named, bonus!
    when i googled the name, i discovered that the guy was a relatively well known 82nd airborne soldier.
    now this makes me suspect as the seller never told me it was named and of course this is not an airborne helmet.
    but i did a search and found that this is a common name.......and as far as i can tell the name looks as old as the liner and the helmet looks good
    it has written on the liner john j dolan sj. co.
    can anyone tell what sj. co. means? maybe a place or state?
    any opinions on authenticity welcome
    regards Paul
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    sorry cant help with the name info but that is a very nice salty looking complete fixed bail M-1 helmet not easy to get hold of these days likes this very nice indeed

    cant quite make out the heat stamp number it looks to be 80C ????

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    SJ = Society of Jesus, Jesuits. A Roman Catholic order. Maybe a padre? Dolan is an Irish name, so catholic most likely, who knows?

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    thanks its one of my favorites and yes the heat stamp is 80C i cant see any other numbers had a good look with magnifying glass........ i didnt think of catholic or religious meaning will look into it.
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    80c gives it a date of about March 1942 manufacture

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    thanks nick for the info on the heat stamp date thats excellent! cheers

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    you're welcome mate & if you don't mind I'll post some pic's of your lid on another forum im on to see if they can tell me anything about the letters under his name ??

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    yep no worries......i still think it mite be a us place or state abbreviation like maybe california or colorado although i will look into the religious angle

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    WATCH FOR HOME MADE WELDING , saw one that was sloppy weld job

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    re-welded fixed bails could be an in the field repair job.

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