Hello gents, finally i got this unique M1 shell. Although it's already in relic condition but you still can see some interesting feature on it.
Just one word i can say in here. Rivet, rivet, rivet and rivet.
It's really interesting this shell was modified with the using of rivets so the using of separate liner like the normal M1 no deemed necessary. Like the South Korean M76 / M80. Maybe this is the older brother?
And the rivet on the rear it's asymmetric.
Rivet in close up
It's interior. It's really interesting how the inner liner was installed. And i think it'll be hurt when the head touching with the end of rivet in the sweatband.
And it's really interesting how the inner chinstrap is installed. A bit crude in my opinion. You can see the screw too.
I have M1 fixed bail rear seam in manganese steel, now i have the swivel bail front seam in manganese steel too.
The remain of swivel bail base.
Comparison with the more famous brethren. The M80 regarding the rivet for liner emplacement. You can see it's higher. And it's really interesting when you watch closely, on the front of the helmet you can see a single unused hole on it. Maybe the soldier once want to put the liner in there but decide to put it more upward? Or it's used as ventilator?
With the original WW2 M1 shell. Lower as you can see.
Comparison with the other unique M1 i got. The liner is more lighter and higher in emplacement.
Comparison with the other beast. The fixed bail, rear seam.
Talking about unique M1 in here. These is examples i got from the internet
Exact circular hole on top. Maybe the liner once installed in there is using British style liner?
It is me, or the picture or the M1 helmet in there is too long compared with standard M1.
Another unique similar M1 helmet. Or could it be this is different helmet? What do you think?
Anyway all of the soldiers in here is military cadets.
From sideway .... single rivet on it's side.
Could it be the helmet above is like this helmet?
And could it be these helmet is the infamous M1 made by China?
Hope you like it gents.