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Old 12-20-2011, 11:31 PM   #61
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Beyond cool .


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Old 12-21-2011, 06:26 AM   #62
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A really marvelous grouping, you are lucky Indeed to be It's caretaker. The Grafitti on the helmet Is exceptional and has literally EVERYTHING a collector of these wants all on ONE helmet .

Thank you very much for sharing these wonderful pieces of history with us!

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Old 12-22-2011, 12:40 PM   #63
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Fantastic grouping!
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:44 AM   #64
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Anyone have anymore to post?

Here's one of mine:



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Old 01-31-2012, 12:05 PM   #65
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Well I got three...I`ll take a photo as soon as I can
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:52 PM   #66
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Here's another one of mine, this one is nice because of it's WWII vintage liner, and that the straps are under the cover! They have frozen in place.





Here you can see the bales pressed through the cover

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Old 02-06-2012, 10:28 AM   #67
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Great examples Justin, thank you for taking the time to share them with us.

Welcome to the forum, good to see you posting here.

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Old 02-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #68
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Well I got three...I`ll take a photo as soon as I can
well here we go....



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Old 02-06-2012, 03:11 PM   #69
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Now hwer is my first M1 lid, I have never taken it apart and has grafiti not on the cover but in the band









now this is my number 2...











and my number 3....





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Old 02-07-2012, 04:40 AM   #70
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I have to say I'm not at all keen on the first one, the liner looks like a Euro clone of some description. I suspect this one Is made up of parts; the helmet It's self could be a US one used by another country after WW2 and then the other parts added. I've seen that type of makeshift chin strap before on French helmets that had lost their hardware. If you look under the cover It wouldn't suprise me overly to find a front seam shell. That being said It Is also entirely possible that this came back with a veteran and over the years parts have been replaced, sadly we will never know.

It Is fairly common to find foliage bands with names and ranks on and I think this was probably officially sanctioned. However one does find other graffitti on these bands as wel,l and I think that's because It was easy to quickly remove the band should someone official hove Into view. A cover adorned with peace symbols etc was not so easy to remove and likely to get you Into hot water If the wrong person saw It.

The other 2 look really nice and have that "been there" look to them which collectors desire so much with helmets of this period . I do think however that the chin strap on the 3'rd example is a replacement and not original.

Many thanks for taking the time to share these with us.

Yours, Guy.

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Thanks for your coments I had never analized that first helmet like that, yet since I have never taken it apart, i`ll keep it that way...
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I do think however that the chin strap on the 3'rd example is a replacement and not original.
Correct they are not, IMHO all three helmets are "Put together"
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:13 PM   #74
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Correct they are not, IMHO all three helmets are "Put together"
I dont mind it displyas well and components are original....

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Old 02-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #75
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Here is one that I have been meaning to post.
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