Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 6 of 6

My first WW1 US helmet

Article about: I just picked up my first WW1 US helmet. I think that it is in pretty good shape. The liner and leather chinstrap is intact. My question is it a US or a British made helmet (by the code numb

  1. #1
    ?

    Default My first WW1 US helmet

    I just picked up my first WW1 US helmet. I think that it is in pretty good shape. The liner and leather chinstrap is intact. My question is it a US or a British made helmet (by the code number YJ147).
    Attached Images Attached Images     

  2. #2

    Default Re: My first WW1 US helmet

    By virtue of the chin strap clip rivet being solid (not split) it is a US helmet. Russ

  3. #3
    ?

    Default Re: My first WW1 US helmet

    Thanks Russ, I was pretty sure that the painted insignia was that of the 37th Division insignia, but I was not sure that it was a American made helmet (I know that many were British made). I only gave 100 bucks, so I am happy.

  4. #4
    ?

    Default Re: My first WW1 US helmet

    Very nice helmet. A fair price too. YJ is an American manufacturers stamp. Luckily, most of these were painted shortly after WW1, so there was no need to wear a bulls-eye into combat!

    Best Regards,

    Andy
    Best Regards,


    Andy

    [COLOR=#ffa07a]
    [/COLOR][CENTER][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=3]URGENTLY LOOKING FOR: 1982 era Argentine military issue goggles. Fravida 109, and "Sanbuee" French lens type
    [/SIZE][/COLOR][/CENTER]
    [CENTER][COLOR=#ff8c00][SIZE=3]

    [/SIZE]Have a look at my 20+ (so far, work in progress) albums for lots of M1's, rare liners and other stuff, including WW2British helmets, Falklands battlefield pickup helmets and let me know what you think!
    [/COLOR][/CENTER]

  5. #5

    Default Re: My first WW1 US helmet

    $100 is a good price, especially having the liner and strap in such good condition. I've seen the shell alone go for $100 with no straps or liners. Good addition!

  6. #6
    ?

    Default Re: My first WW1 US helmet

    I read somewhere that the soldiers were allow to paint their unit insignia on their helmet (to show unit pride) as they was waiting to be deactivated at the end of the war.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •