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US M1 pot unusual. Need help with the details and their origin

Article about: I have owned this helmet for many years, it is quite unusual as the photographs will show,any help that members can offer will be much appreciated since i found a cache of helmets purchased

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    Default US M1 pot unusual. Need help with the details and their origin

    I have owned this helmet for many years, it is quite unusual as the photographs will show,any help that members can offer will be much appreciated since i found a cache of helmets purchased since 1958 then stored with a group of east german uniforms, placed in a cedar lined box and stored and forgotten by me.
    Is it unissued but the liner is seemingly unusual or was it a contract issue to a u.s. Ally after ww2. It is a movable bale with the chinstrap being og the the ball and hook. The liner does not have a leather strap. Can any one date iy or offer vany other remarks. Thank you,
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    Liner is U.S. 1983 as per the DLA code on the suspension.It is missing the sweatband and 3 point mount nape strap.Does the chinstrap buckle have a anchor stamp? If so it is 'Nam era I believe.Rich A. in Pa.

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    as rich has said the liner is a 1983 made version as for the shell if its US made its probably of the same date or it could be whats called a euro clone made by another country & not by the US i don't believe the chin strap is US made either ?

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    Thank you nick as always.

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    your welcome mate

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    The concavity and finish of the steel pot look very much to be a euro clone as has been stated. It is not US and probably worth less than 30 dollars at most for any collector.

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