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WWII M-2 D BALE or M-1 C HELMET ???

Article about: I hope no one on here is bidding on this one ether , the guy even says that he thinks its a reproduction which it is. So why its at £410 already I have no idea. U.S, WW2 M-2 airborne "D

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    Morning gents I found this Para helmet for sale and would like your opinions on it is it a M-2D BALE or is it a M-1C Helmet I know very little about the M1 helmets and there variations beyond the usual. Fixed bale ,frontseam ,heatstamps,liner markings,But when it comes to D bale helmets and there variatons guys I am truly lost I first initial thought on this helmet is it is to good to be true and it is a mock up but I would like some other opinions before I write it off as so any and all opinions welcome. Oops dam computer I will have to see if I can post larger photos

    Regards Mark K
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    Last edited by Mark K; 11-20-2011 at 04:25 PM. Reason: beat on my computer for 5 min
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    see pic below of an M-2 D bail shell an M-1C has normal square bails.
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    & yes that guy that sell them on ebay recreates these types of helmets so its not the real deal !

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    That is what I suspected Nick but thought I would run it by you to be shur he does do a hell of a nice job on them.

    Regards Mark K
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    this original M-2 D bail helmet recently sold on ebay for US $14,367.00

    Early US WWII Airborne Paratrooper Helmet & Liner Fixed Bale | eBay
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    That is an amazing price I had no ideal they were worth that kind of money I was surfing around and spotted the one I posted I relized the D bales were rare but not as rare as the holy grail .

    Regards Mark K
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Unbelieveable. $14,367.00 ? ! ?

    I find it hard to believe that anyone would pay that much for a rusty old helmet
    just because it's a Paratroop lid with 'D' bales - it's in terrible condition.
    That slays me ! - Who can afford this ?

    If I ever wanted or needed one that badly,
    I'd settle for a repro.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Unbelieveable. $14,367.00 ? ! ?

    I find it hard to believe that anyone would pay that much for a rusty old helmet
    just because it's a Paratroop lid with 'D' bales - it's in terrible condition.
    That slays me ! - Who can afford this ?

    If I ever wanted or needed one that badly,
    I'd settle for a repro.........!
    I guess if you can afford it, go for it. I too would settle for a repro. $14,000 is more then i paid for my last new car.

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    14.000?? Thats is an expensive cooking pot.

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    I was watching that auction closely and reading all the comments on the other forum Nick and for someone who didnít realise what they had, they certainly knew what close up pictures to take of the correct parts . Donít you think? mind you he didn't mention the makers mark on the liner which would have been another good selling point.
    Well done to the seller though.
    Rod

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