Hi Fellow collectors, I thought you might like to see my Argentinian M1c and M1 helmets from the Falklands/ Malvinas conflict 1982. To supply some information on how they came into my collection the M1c I bought off a former Royal Marine Commando, who had had this particular helmet in the bottom of his wardrobe for many years, and knowing I was passionate about collecting Militaria he sold it to me on the proviso I did not sell it on!. The other M1 I bought from ebay many years ago and I believe from memory the helmet was on display in an Army barracks mess room. This was a time when these particular genre of Helmet were not that collectable, and certainly not as expensive as they appear to be right now. As you can see from the photo's I have provided the M1c shell and liner is of Argentinian manufacturer specifically Fabricacions Militares ( FM) who I believe are based in Buenos Aires, this is a faithful reproduction of the US version. It has been identified from the name on the sweatband who the original owner was, this was a difficult process, but with the assistance of an Argentinian based collector I was given some valuable information. The M1 has an FM made shell, and a US Firestone liner which hopefully you can see is heavily distorted, which I strongly believe is the result of the Helmet having a cover fitted at some stage , it features the FM designed webbing, and the standard green leather sweatband. This is also named but I have been unable to trace the individual.Of note is the Blue/Green paint finish on the M1 shell, with what appears to be a rough re-corking finish. Both shells have a distinctive weld mark on the rim, which is a good clue when trying to distinguish if the shell is US issue or not. Thanks for looking, regards Opex.