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Vietnam War M1 ?

Article about: Hi, Always wanted a legit Vietnam War M1. Is this a legit one - the liner strap is from 1969 but the rest is unmarked. Thanks in advance.

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    As predicted nearly all Ingersoll shells carry Anchor stamped chinstraps,both were produced between 65-67 when the logo was dropped,but continued to be made until the early 70's.
    With Regards Jake.

  2. #12

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    Thanks !

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    I think liner and shell are correct for a ca. 1967-68 era helmet, but it's safe to assume the cover will be 1970's-early 1980's dated unless you're lucky. However, original 1960's dated Mitchell covers in a matching condition are easy to find and not very expensive. A dated elastic helmet band may be a bit more expensive though.

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    Thank you guys for the help.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    It is on its way to me so will post better photos soon :-)
    Thanks !
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Look for the 1969 Duck Pattern ERDL stamp below. Also printed in a somewhat different ink/paint that sits on the fabric surface rather than absorbed into the fabric such as the example below. That particular surface stamp is difficult to photograph.

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  7. #17

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    Thanks - will do !
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

  8. #18

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    Here it is.
    Shell has single marking, liner has dome marking along with suspension marking. The cover has a trace of a stamp - looks like it washed out over time.

    Thanks !
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    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

  9. #19

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    Ingersoll shell with correct factory silca mixed paint,and Anchor marked T1 hook/buckle chinstraps,nice set.............
    With Regards Jake.

  10. #20

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    The liner could be dated on the webbing near one of the temples. Shell is indeed correct as stated above. You could think of getting a Mitchell-pattern cover, these are easy to find and the type used during the whole Vietnam-war.

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