Good afternoon gents,
As a longtime miltaria collector (about 45yrs!) of anything but helmets bar the odd "must have" here and there I am seriously in danger of contracting M1 disease
This one came my way the other day and I would welcome some opinion.
It is a rear seam swivel bale with a sand finish and a heat number of M324A which I believe makes it squarely Vietnam period (?). The liner has the more pointed peak shape and has no front grommet and no chinstrap studs. It has the three ladder type buckles at side and rear (does anyone actually know what they are fore?) that are seen on the liners from the '70's but the suspension is attached in the earlier permanent rivet style of WWII / KW rather than the later detachable type. It has airborne 'A' straps and female chinstrap press studs but the 'A'straps are attached in the "rigger" fashion rather than under the main webbing ( is a rigger mod official policy, unit expediency or aftermarket nonsense?). The maker mark in the liner crown looks like 7+2. Anybody care to give me "chapter and verse" on this one?