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M1 wwII ?

Article about: Greetings, I bought an M1 helmet, which was sold to me as a WWII helmet . I'm not sure if the helmet is an original WWII model even though it has a front seam. It is a swivel bail helmet and

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    Greetings,

    I bought an M1 helmet, which was sold to me as a WWII helmet . I'm not sure if the helmet is an original WWII model even though it has a front seam. It is a swivel bail helmet and has the number 642B stamped underneath at the front of the helmet, no further markings, it could be a McCord. The helmet is non magnetic. The camouflage paint is for sure not original. As to the liner I'm convinced that it is a late 1950's model. This speaks for the dome "Capac" stamping of the liner and the dark green olive drab of the HBT cloth. Any advise is welcome.

    Thank you
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    The shell is WWII Period, liner I think is early-post war. Camo on the helmet /MAY/ be original. It's not unheard of.


    Martin

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    1951/1952 liner, 1985 it looks like sweatband. The pot is dated to around August 1942, possibly a refurbed fixed bale.
    Not sure of the camo as you say, is there any prominence with the helmet?

    Best Regards,

    Andy

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    no there is no prominence

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    looks like a refurbished helmet somebody decorated and pieced together for reenactment, the camo looks pretty recent

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    Quote by battle gear View Post
    looks like a refurbished helmet somebody decorated and pieced together for reenactment, the camo looks pretty recent
    Probably right. It looks pretty enough as a display item though. It could use a roll in the dirt perhaps.............................

    Andy

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    Thank you for your inputs. I returned the helmet back to the dealer I bought it from under the condition it to be "all" original WWII. I got a full refund and bought different items instead.

    Two of these items I cannot identify which era they actually are. How can you tell the difference from a WWII canteen cover and belt from Vietnam, Korean war, if there is any. The canteen that is in the canteen cover is marked U.S. A.G.M> CO. 1942. The cover seems to have a marking on the side which is not readable anymore, I see no further markings on the cover. The medical pouch on the belt is marked Interdependent. ? 1943 that is attached to the belt, but this does not make the belt 1943, a slight U.S. is still visible on the belt. In the pouch is what I believe to be a can opener I don't know which era this opener is from.

    I would like to ask for help. I'm relative new to WWII items.

    Thank you
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