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A Very Important Rear Seam M1

Article about: Attachment 453645I received a parcel yesterday, from Canada. It is my latest addition. I opened it with my period er.. letter opener. It's a rear seam low dome, probably late fifties/early s

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    Quote by Stu W View Post
    Looking good Andy.

    Cheers,
    Stu
    Thank you Stu, I hope you and yours are well mate.

    Andy

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    One of the deadly seven sins have engulfed me Im afraid "ENVY"thats all I can say really,off to sulk now.......Jake.

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    Nice set of m1s, hope you are feeling well.

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    Nice set of m1s, hope you are feeling well.
    Thank you kind sir!

    As of now I'm doing fine.

    Andy

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    if you unclip the sweatband there might be a date on the webbing on the right or left side.

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    if you unclip the sweatband there might be a date on the webbing on the right or left side.
    Hello CSM,
    There is a date there, I can read "6 June" (the flash doesn't help) but the clip has run through the rest of the date and it is illegible, but I'd have a guess at mid to late 60's

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    Best Regards,

    Andy
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    That will be 66 a good year for the footie i believe...........Jake.

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    Beautiful M1 display Andy!!!!
    And I hope that you kick the shit out of the illness that has befallen you.
    I need to know that there will always be somebody also looking to bid on those Flak Helmets I'm checking out!! }8)
    Take Care Of Yourself!!!!!
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Quote by aj4010 View Post
    Attachment 453645I received a parcel yesterday, from Canada. It is my latest addition. I opened it with my period er.. letter opener.




    Attachment 453625

    It's a rear seam low dome, probably late fifties/early sixties steel pot, chinstraps are well marked with an anchor.
    I note that the rough factory paint has sand/silica added and seems a little darker in shade than that which is usually associated with the Vietnam era.
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    The liner too is probably early to mid 60's, the date on the sweatband is illegible, at least to me. There is a name inked on.


    Attachment 453640Attachment 453641Attachment 453642

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    All in all, a nice example of an early Vietnam era M1.
    The most interesting thing about this one though is the story behind how I acquired it, so here goes.

    Recently, I was diagnosed with a very serious illness, and the Doc's were not very optimistic to say the least. It's looking a little better for me now, but I'm not going to bore you with grim medical details.
    Ok, that's done.
    What in the hell has that got to do with an M1 helmet forum?
    Well, it seems that a few members of this forum got to hear of this. I'm not going to name them, because I do not have their permission, and I would not want to embarrass these good people unduly.
    So, they got together. And yesterday a parcel arrived, it contained the helmet I've shown above. It's a late Christmas/get well soon present they said, all the way from Canada.
    This kind deed has left me humbled. That there are people like these out there that I have never met, prepared to go out of their way at their own expense to help a fellow member of this forum who is in difficulty speaks volumes for the type of people that frequent this place, and perhaps it is because these people are here, and people much like them, that we all find this forum a wonderful place to spend our time.
    This helmet, because of what it signifies to me, will always have pride of place in my collection.
    And to the gentlemen responsible for this kindness, you will forever have my heartfelt thanks.

    Andy

    As a footnote to this thread, I'll be having surgery on the 19th/20th, it's a big op of around 6 hours or so, and recovery is estimated at around 3 /6 months, but Doc recons there is an excellent chance of a full recovery, so I'll be back to annoy the heck out of everybody soon. :-)

    Andy
    Best Regards,


    Andy

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    good luck mate hope all goes well & you get back to full health

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