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    Picked up this helmet i think its around 1960s/70s
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    Nice find!

    Mitchell camo cover dates to 1974 (DSA100-74); liner dates to 1983 (DLA-100-83).

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    Need better close ups to be sure,but certainly looks like a SPP type II liner from 1983/86,the shell appears to be a Canadian made RJ STAMPINGS MFG,from one of five contracts between 1970-1976,chinstraps should be Parrish marked as a "P",overall a nice find,thanks for sharing............
    With Regards Jake.

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    Thank you for your input and info

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    Quote by yuengling325 View Post
    Nice find!

    Mitchell camo cover dates to 1974 (DSA100-74); liner dates to 1983 (DLA-100-83).
    Cover, yes. Liner...no. Sweatband dates to 1983. Liner pre-dates both cover and sweatband; post 1972 production liners used a removable head cradle. I date this one circa 1965-70.

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    [QUOTE=cammobunker;135315 post 1972 production liners used a removable head cradle. I date this one circa 1965-70.[/QUOTE]

    I'm no M1 expert I admit but I thought the removeable webbing was only on the grounds troops type and that the airborne lid retained the fixed type?

    Just looking for clarification here.

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    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    Removeable cradle webbing only appied to Ground troop Infantry Liners,this has no baring on type 11 Airborne liners,there A frames and fixed A washer webbing continued until the final contract was completed in 1986 by Speciality Plastic Products,just as it did in 1942............
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    With Regards Jake.

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    Whoops, my mistake, Airborne troops liner, duh.

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    We all including me can get it wrong sometimes,here's a few pics of one on ebay at the moment................
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    With Regards Jake.

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