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M1917 Helmet

Article about: Hi All, I picked up this M1917 helmet yesterday. It was a random find at a local gun shop for \\$30. Nothing special about it, but it's always fun finding that one item at a place knowing you

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    Hi All,
    I picked up this M1917 helmet yesterday. It was a random find at a local gun shop for $30. Nothing special about it, but it's always fun finding that one item at a place knowing you got to it first!

    The shell and liner are in pretty decent shape, although the stamp on the reverse of the liner is somewhat illegible. I can make out "Equipment Division" at the top. I assume the next line is "Inspected and Passed", and the line below is the inspector (No. 4)? Finally " __ Dept U.S.A.". Any ideas what the complete stamp says, or maybe a photo of a more legible stamp?

    I searched around, but not too much info on the interior stamps. Also, can you tell who the helmet manufacturer is off of the lot# imprint?

    Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    nice helmet you have there,,especially with a excellent liner and strap too!...

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    Fantastic price for a WWI helmet in this condition !

    Great find ............... !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Great helmet, especially at the price you paid for it too

    Nice one and thanks for showing

    Danny

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    Thanks, all! I appreciate the kind words!

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    Very nice helmet and a very good price.The marking are just great.

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    For a ww1 helmet ,thats in a remarkable state of preservation, it must have been stored in a very good environment, for it to look that good, over here that could fetch 150-200, if not more, well done for spotting

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    yesterday found the 1916 and the 1917 portuguese helmets, with remains of the original paint and the aviz cross and no liner. on sale for 250 euros each, they were both on the same antique shop.
    To bad i didnt had the money.
    Best regards
    Nuno

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