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WW2 first pattern USMC cover

Article about: There was a mint M1 helmet and first pattern cover with EGA that sold on Ebay earlier today for \\$761.22 US. There were 39 bids.........

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    Cool WW2 first pattern USMC cover

    Hi guys

    won this off eBay last week its a first pattern WW2 USMC cover with a post war EGA stamp on it, i was kinda shocked that i won it as i was the only bidder & at 90 thought i got a bargain maybe the EGA put other bidders off well their lose is my gain
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    That is a nice cover Nick - it's in really great shape !
    Which side are you going to have showing ?

    Been looking at these for a while now, but because
    of the cost, I figure I'll just find a repro
    and age it.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    cheers mate

    im thinking about displaying it with the beach side showing as apparently this was more common during the PTO i may also show it with the EGA stamp to the back so you don't see it when on display ?

    if you want a repro version shoot me a PM as i have one that i now don't need & its also already got a bit of a used look to it so its yours if you want it ?

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    Great find! eBay does have it's perks sometimes. Post pictures once you have it on a lid

    Nitram

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    Nice cover. 2 of mine have post war applied EGA's. Rich A. in Pa.
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    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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    cheers guys

    i will get some pics of it when i put it on an M-1 i have one that's going to be perfect for it

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    How can you tell that the EGA is post war? Were EGAs not applied to helmet covers during WWII?

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    How can you tell that the EGA is post war? Were EGAs not applied to helmet covers during WWII?
    Nope, sometime before the Korean War (Someone else will know exactly when.) all of the USMC helmet covers that were in the hands of the government had EGA's applied. The vast majority of those covers were WWII surplus, which is what this cover is.

    First pattern covers had no slits for grass and whatnot.

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    Welp, you learn something new every day!

    I need one of these for my collection...

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    How can you tell that the EGA is post war? Were EGAs not applied to helmet covers during WWII?
    what ObKrieger said

    what i will say is that there has been speculation as to whether EGA stamped covers were used during WW2 but the only pictures provided as proof were to poor a quality & the marks on the covers where the EGA might have been was explained away as either shadowing or dirt ?

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