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Winter Cammo Helmet

Article about: The green painted chin straps were the first varitey of T-1, starting in 1951 I thnk and running through the 1960's. That's about the only thing you have to go on to date the helmet. Not lik

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    Hello,
    I found this rear seam, swivel bail helmet and I would like to know the date/year of manufacture if possible.
    Also does the cammo appear authentic?
    Thanks
    Mark
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    Military Police possibly ?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Has a good chance of being Korean war snow camo.

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    Does anyone know what MWA 14 means? I know it is probably the lot number but I wonder if you can date it.

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    Here are pics of the chin strap latch.
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    its a post war M-1 as far as the heat stamp goes there's no way that i know of to use this type as a way to date it all i can say its definitely post war as for the white paint being winter camo i have no clue !

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    Be careful calling white M1's 'snow camos'. They were painted white for several reasons, only one of which is for camouflage.

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    So, I guess all we can tell is that it is Post WWII.
    Also, I guess there is no real way to tell if a helmet is white for cammo or other purposes.
    What would be the correct liner?
    50s, 60s or later?
    I was told that the green paint on the chinstrap hardware was used in the early 60s.

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    green painted chin strap hardware is normally associated with KW era lids so you could add a liner of this era to complete it.

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    Here are some pics of the badly damaged liner that came with it.
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