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Chilean M1 helmet

Article about: Hi all Well here's my latest addition to my M1 collection!!! It's a Chilean M1, with helmet cover as used by the Chilean marines!!! The shell is an American M1 late war, rear seam...presumab

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    WWH is offline


    Carreful, it can be peruvian too !

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    JBR is offline


    Having dug out my example, I must apologise and confirm that my helmet does not, in fact, bear rank insignia. I must've got confused with all the others I've seen on eBay - well, that's my excuse. Also, I found this on here: Peruvian M1 ?
    to which I contributed photos!

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    JBR is offline


    I've compared the paint on my M1 with that on a Peruvian M34 (French M26 originally). Here are the results:Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1001812 The first is with flash the second without.

    The colour and texture are so close that, unless proven otherwise, say by photographic evidence, I'm going to keep my M1 labelled 'Peruvian'!

    Regards, John

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