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US M1 helmet: date of manufacture

Article about: hello, i read somewhere that there is a way to tell the approximate date of manufacture by looking at the number under the front visor of an m1 helmet. is this true? where can i find out whe

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    hello, i read somewhere that there is a way to tell the approximate date of manufacture by looking at the number under the front visor of an m1 helmet. is this true? where can i find out when mine was made?

    mines a swivel bale mccord as far as ive bene able to research... the sn is 575B.

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    Hello mate,

    Have a look here Im not sure if its there but it has the details:
    Top Pots - U.S. World War II Restored Airborne and Infantry Helmets

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    There is a dating chart based on the heat stamp number used by McCord found in the book: Helmets Of The ETO by Regis Giard and Frederic Blais. This chart is approximate only but, it will get you within a few months time of manufacture. Since this chart is copyrighted material, I don't think I can post the chart here but, I would suggest for any collector to purchase this book. Not only is there the date chart but, there is a complete set of identification charts through the whole book showing the minutest of details involving the M-1. Photo below of book.
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    hi

    your helmet was made in 1943
    cheers
    Roger

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    i have two helmets. the heat stamps are:
    -1053
    -S1A with an S underneath
    can some date them?

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    Quote by patches3 View Post
    i have two helmets. the heat stamps are:
    -1053
    -S1A with an S underneath
    can some date them?
    you got your answer here M1 helmet dating so why do you keep re-posting the same question ?

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    Are there any unmarked examples of the M1 for the second world war? I have two shells, both unmarked, both supposed to be from WWII. Thanks

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    pictures would help a great deal.

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    Sure, I will start my own thread, I don't wanna hijack this one. It will take some time, as I am mobile currently hosting the NBA all star game; Alesha Keys is performing tonight at my club.

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    Quote by NickD View Post
    you got your answer here M1 helmet dating so why do you keep re-posting the same question ?
    i like to get multiple opinions and am seeing if i get any further info

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