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Vietnam ground troop infantry helmet no 1.

Article about: by FALLSCHIRMJAGER A great looking helmet Jake ,bang on as a good Vietnam era lid. I will just add these images of my one and only US M1 that may have been used in that period. It is a Capac

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    There's one particular US seller who sells quite a few lids on a regular basis sands every brim on every Helmet...............
    With Regards Jake.

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    That is stupid - No need to do this just to see the
    code/numbers - Wrecks the lid, IMO..........

    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    That is stupid - No need to do this just to see the
    code/numbers - Wrecks the lid, IMO..........
    I totally agree Steve,weird how its in a place that can't be seen and yet we know its there and it bugs the hell out of us......
    With Regards Jake.

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    a collector can get a general idea of the date just by looking at the helmets other details like the paint texture the color, rim material,the type of straps, etc

    I agree, it detracts from the originality of the shell if it's been sanded or paint removed just to see the numbers

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    Still, it is a very nice helmet, Jake......... !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    A great looking helmet Jake ,bang on as a good Vietnam era lid. I will just add these images of my one and only US M1 that may have been used in that period. It is a Capac M1 made in the early 50's with some rather "raunchy" art work on the cover. Whether or not that is original I do not know but it looks great!! Leon.Click image for larger version. 

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    Very cool sexy lid, indeed !

    Nice to see a non-black painted A washer on post war liner.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Ugg !! Back in the late 70's early 80's i was buying the type of helmets for $5.00 and with a liner an extra $2-3 dollars.. I think a few were actually WW2 but a couple were actual Vietnam Era..
    I bought them for "Playing War" in the woods with friends.. at a local surplus shop.. My chores would buy a good helmet every couple of weeks.. Them days are gone now.. G
    Perhaps though they may be stowed away in my parents attic... I shall have a look see.. Interesting..
    Nice Lid... Thank you for sharing and bringing back some memories...G

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    Quote by SHINDENKAI View Post
    Very cool sexy lid, indeed !

    Nice to see a non-black painted A washer on post war liner.

    Cheers!
    Taka
    Nice Nam era Lid Leon as Taka said these green A washer Capac KW liners are a lot less common than there black counterparts.cool artwork too,thanx for showing........
    With Regards Jake.

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    a very nice quality nam lid jake

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