Nice helmet - Great condition !
I recieved a rubber camo 'foliage' cover for one of these
as a birthday gift a few years ago.........
Very nice !
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How did they manage to ruin the pleasing design of the M1?!
But a very nice and mint helmet. I like it, and still need one for the collection.
Russ another superb addition to the shelf ,i know how long you've waited to pick one up and you bidded your time well ,its a beaut ,i cant decide if its unissued or issued but judging by the slight wear mark here im swaying towards issued but if so the owner took great care of her ,im really fond of this model and in my opinion even though its a 2 part construction like the us m1 its worlds apart in design and shouldnt be compared to the m1 ,every collection should have one thanks for sharing ,james
Last edited by James C; 05-24-2013 at 06:57 AM.
Nice helmet. These were also used by the South Africans I believe.
Russ & Son
hi russ ,i can confirm my 1954 dated m51 of which could be your examples twin sister is in timewarp condition also ,bearing hadly any wear and tear ,i cant fully explain the reason for this with so many found in this condition i think we need greg to comment further on the subject of the mle 51 , regards james