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Article about: Hi everyone ! Some time ago I got and americain WW2 helmet from my dad. When he was young he found it at a farmers barn nearby . I'm curious to know which specific type it is and google isnt

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    Hi everyone !

    Some time ago I got and americain WW2 helmet from my dad.
    When he was young he found it at a farmers barn nearby .
    I'm curious to know which specific type it is and google isnt helping really

    Also on the inside on both sides there are markings, what do they mean ?

    The helmet is some rusted but still strong, there is a crack.

    I would like to find out more about it and maybe obtain an original WW2 liner to make it complete again.
    Just want to keep it as I recieved it from my dad !
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    What you have there is an early ww2 us army m1 helmet.It has a stainless steel front seam rim and fixed bales.1941-43.The numbers inside is the first letter of the soldiers last name along with the last four digits of his ASN.
    Where was it found by the way?

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    My dad found it a long time ago in the barn of a pig farmer ( he didnt dig it up) , In Belgium in the Flanders region !
    A few km's from my home there was a small airfield in WW2 used by the germans. Now it's gone and there is a lake and golfclub instead.

    But in the helmet there are one side 2 lines and other side 1 line
    Which one is then the ASN?

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    The same numbers have been written three times.

    B7320.

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    also from the shape of the bails i would say its a McCORD made shell.

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    display as it was originally found,why add a liner without chinstraps,you wont see the liner any how,show that magnificent McCord lid with its unique stress crack and stainless fixed bales,in all its integrity just how i like them,i wonder how many of these lids were lost on the way through france,holland,belgium etc,fantastic iconic piece of history,cheers dave.

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