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USMC M1 helmet cover

Article about: Hi guys picked up this helmet cover a few weeks ago just posting up for show. This one is not WW2 and was manufactured by Blue Anchor Overall Company in April 1953 as existing WW2 stocks had

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    Quote by anton67 View Post
    I would like to find a Mitchel pattern cover with a diamond EGA patch.

    I am not sure if they are real or just a fantasy piece.
    Have you ever seen photos of them being used?
    I have not.
    no I haven't came across any images. and I have often wounded if they are. but they do pop up from time to time. its a hard one?

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    here's my 4 USMC helmet covers.
    top ww2, bottom left 1950s made next to that one, ww2 cover with post war diamond patch and next to that one 1959 USMC Mitchel pattern cover.
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    To: Redstalker
    You found a photo of one in somebody's collection.
    What I am saying is that I never saw a period photo of a GI wearing one.
    I may be wrong about this but I personally never saw such a photo.
    I would like to see one to prove me wrong as they look cool but I am still wondering whether they are a fantasy piece made by a collector.

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    the ink stamps are still for sale too. there is also Mitchel pattern cover out there just with the stamp too. I remember seeing leather neck magazine from the 50s having the diamond patch's in them. for the helmet covers

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    To geelong,
    Nice helmets and covers.
    I used to have an example of every cover.
    I ended up selling most of them off.
    I still have:
    3 1953 blue anchor helmets with covers
    1 WWII USMC (1st or 3rd pattern depending on the school of thought you subscribe to NO HOLES) helmet and cover
    1 WWII USMC shore party cover
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    You mean this one
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    nice covers Anton67. thanks for sharing. yes that is the magazine the diamond patches were for sale I think to be applied to your helmet cover this was before the Mitchel pattern cover tho.

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    1956 publication it says about the diamond ega patch for USMC helmet covers. had to look up one of my old posts

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    Very nice Ian,i have to admit i've never owned a USMC HBT cover guess there's always hope Lol,probably right about being too late for Korea,these are the only known postwar made covers of this type,looks great Bud.......

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    Quote by ruddersrangers44 View Post
    these are the only known postwar made covers of this type,looks great Bud.......
    Technically, that's not true.

    There is a frogskin cover that bears the same style, stamped contract #, as those found on 1960's Mitchell covers.

    Several have turned up over the years. Unsure as to their origins, but they are out there.

    More reading/photos at the links below:

    Interesting Frog Skin Cover on Ebay - STEEL AND KEVLAR HELMETS - U.S. Militaria Forum

    USMC "Frogskin" Cover with 1964 "Leaf" Contract Marking - STEEL AND KEVLAR HELMETS - U.S. Militaria Forum

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