Just got this helmet from a militaria show today for a great deal!
I just had a few questions about this item. I was told it's a Vietnam era piece but I was wondering if anyone can help me with some details on the individual pieces. Can anyone help me date the items?
The shell appears to be Vietnam era because the surface is finer than a rough ww2 shell. There doesn't seem to be any markings stamped on the shell.
The liner has some codes on there that I can't decipher.
the sweatband also has some codes.
The strap has codes too.
And the cover has markings as well.
Can anyone read these codes/markings and tell when each item was made?
I know a lot about German ww2 helmets but have no clue when it comes Vietnam m1 helmets. Can anyone help?
I know I should buy an item and not some story but I was told the helmet was purchased from some vet's wife who sold it to the dealer I bought it from. The shell, cover, and liner were the original items that came together, but the back strap and sweatband I bought separately from another dealer at the show.
Thanks in advance fellas!