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M1 Clone ? ID Help Please

Article about: by Nitram Maybe a reenactor's work, trying to get a fixed bale helmet on a budget? Nitram Those were my thought on it too. Anyway, it's for sale on eBay now. Best Regards, Andy

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    Default M1 Clone ? ID Help Please

    Picked it up today at a garage sale for $35 canadian.
    I am assuming it is a euroclone m1.
    The camo cover is Belgian made by Lonneker textiles.
    It has band with reflective "eyes".
    Rear seam shell with some texture to the paint.
    Liner has some faint stamps in english.

    Here is some photos - any help is appreciated.
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    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Strange that the camo cover is Belgian made, but in British DPM. The Dutch also use DPM if that helps at all, I am not sure for how long they have used it.

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    Thanks.

    Here is the camo tag.

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    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Cover is Dutch, KL stands for Koninklijke Landmacht = Royal Army.

    Gr. Theo.

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    The chinstrap bales look odd, and seem to have been soldered/welded on then the pot overpainted to cover the discoloured paint.
    Close up pics would help confirm this though.

    Best Regards,

    Andy
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    Quote by aj4010 View Post
    The chinstrap bales look odd, and seem to have been soldered/welded on then the pot overpainted to cover the discoloured paint.
    Close up pics would help confirm this though.

    Best Regards,

    Andy
    Yes, they were rewelded and retouched.

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    Quote by stekker View Post
    Cover is Dutch, KL stands for Koninklijke Landmacht = Royal Army.

    Gr. Theo.
    Thanks
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Liner looks like US Nam' era to me. Faint stamps in english on the cloth (as you mentioned) would confirm it. I see some writing on the nape strap. It should read something like "US Infantry Liner Nape Strap Type 1 Serial - 7421-41241-42313".

    The shell is hard to tell. Check the rim for any stamps in the metal. Euro clones have these sometimes.

    Nitram

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    The stamp is in english and has faint words and number. The dome has W 105 - Westinghouse logo.
    The helmet shell has no markings at all.
    Ok, cover is Dutch, liner is US - what about the band with reflective eyes (cat eyes) and helmet shell ?
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    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    chinstraps are belgium but should be attached via metal clamps the same as US postwar are,and the shell should have same type of swivel bales as US dont have a clue whats going on with this lid,never seen anything like it before,all the best dave.

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    Default Re: M1 Clone ? ID Help Please

    Maybe a reenactor's work, trying to get a fixed bale helmet on a budget?

    Nitram

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