US ww1 camo helmet
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Quinn: I'm probably too late to do you any service on this one, but for future reference the photos you posted are of a US WWI "Kelly" helmet. I think $160 is too much to pay, but I haven't been in that market for many years, so I am probably behind the times. Anyway, below is a scan from America's Munitions, 1917-18 (GPO 1919) which shows the end-of-the-war pattern the US used. Dwight
To me it appears as rust, not camo. There are other WWI US lids
out there in better condition for about the same dough,
if you are patient.........
Not to burst your bubble my friend but, for that much money I'd want a little more camo on my camo helmet.
I think you could do a lot better if you were willing to wait a bit and keep looking.
If it were a Kelly Conversion helmet, $160 would be a good price, they usually go for $175 plus in decent condition.
Please, someone correct me if I am mis-spoken here.
if you go on eBay right now and punch in "US camo WWI helmet", there are 2 available. One is a little strange, the other is more conventional.
They are only a bit more than you mentioned you had to spend. Good luck Brother.
Thanks guys for the help! Ive decided not to buy the helmet and wait, thanks again guys. I'll check out ebay!
Just wondering, were the kelly helmets the ones that the americans used early in the pacific?
Well, I have to put my 2 cents in even if it is a year later. In the late '30's, we converted M1917 doughboy helmets and leftover British Brodies into the M1917A1. In 1941, the McCord Radiator & Mfg. Co. also made some 900,000 M1917A1's (until told to stop and make M1's). The liner and chinstrap of an M1917A1 are nothing like yours. Yours looks like a WWI liner (stamped, I hope). I own all 3 types as well as 85 other helmets. Thanks. Jack