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Easy101
02-10-2013, 04:22 PM
Hello, I got this helmet, please tell me about it.

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tankgeezer
02-10-2013, 05:25 PM
It would help if you could remove the netting, and the liner. Also if there are any markings, post them as well. you'll be able to get better information.

Easy101
02-10-2013, 07:38 PM
It would help if you could remove the netting, and the liner. Also if there are any markings, post them as well. you'll be able to get better information.[/QUOTE]

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tankgeezer
02-10-2013, 09:08 PM
One of our many "pot" experts will know what you have. :)

Easy101
02-11-2013, 07:39 PM
Thanks. Can you recommend any members that know there helmets ?

tankgeezer
02-11-2013, 10:08 PM
They will probably find your thread, though some specialize in certain Nations Helmets. You might search threads for similar topics. sad to say I'm no manner of expert, but to me it looks like a generic WW II U.S. M-1 Steel pot Don't take my word for it though. One of the Learned ones will chime in sooner or later.

Easy101
02-12-2013, 06:11 AM
They will probably find your thread, though some specialize in certain Nations Helmets. You might search threads for similar topics. sad to say I'm no manner of expert, but to me it looks like a generic WW II U.S. M-1 Steel pot Don't take my word for it though. One of the Learned ones will chime in sooner or later.

Ok. Thanks again

Wittmann
07-13-2013, 12:44 AM
I'm not expert at such things, but look for stampings under the helmet brim for any numbers. 0 to 1300 is a McCord WW2 Era; all Schuster shells were produced during WW2. The Pre 1945 helmets will have a small seam in the middle of the front of the helmet brim. 1945 and later have them at the rear of the helmet have the seam at the rear. All fixed (sewn) chinstrap to the helmet bails are WW2, your last picture shows the strap at the bail, check and see if it adjustable or sewn in that area. Your picture shows what looks like a possible fixed bail; swivel bails were produced after the fixed starting early 1943 on.

The M1 helmet was produced from the early 40's to 1980’s; I can’t give you honest answer by the pictures to nail it down, as there were a few production runs and this is an area I’m not that versed in.

Chunky
09-22-2013, 07:19 AM
Helmet and liner look great, if it as the fixed bale then it would be correct, but after saying this, you can buy a lot of euro clones M1, with new fixed bales welded on, sometimes this is done to make more money, or to make look more authentic by a re-enactor, have to have a close up photo of the bales to see if they were a recent weld. Just noticed it looks to have para webbing attached.

Wittmann
09-29-2013, 01:39 AM
Thanks for the additional info Chunky.

Chunky
10-02-2013, 04:22 PM
Unlike the Tommy helmet, which apart from the one change, the Mark 111, which was introduced late 1943, then in 1944 Mark 1V,, the lining was made detachable, now the WW2 American helmet that a new ball game, liner had makers names stamped in them (not going into all the maker names), fixed bale, swing bale, front seam, rear seam, heat stamps numbers inside helmets, lower the number meant a earlier production helmet, and the older ones now suffer with stress cracks due the deep drawing process and the steel used.

Kilroy
03-11-2014, 09:18 AM
If I am correct it seems to be a helmet similar to the one I have. I own a 82nd airborne Helmet from 1942 and the way it is shaped and design it seems to be a new model of that. maybe from 43 or 44. I hope the little knowledge I have given helps

AikeUSA
03-11-2014, 10:41 AM
The helmet looks real but the liners is from the 50's 60's

Kilroy
03-11-2014, 01:30 PM
It may be from the Korean War maybe. They did use a lot of equipment from WW2

AikeUSA
03-11-2014, 03:01 PM
It's not a US but a European liner a old 50's Belgium or France.

bltjr1951
03-20-2014, 03:04 PM
A lot of people sell Dutch helmets as "USGI".

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/DUTCH-COPY-OF-U-S-G-I-WW2-HELMET-/121273242679?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c3c72d437

AikeUSA
03-20-2014, 03:37 PM
The Dutch liners got a OliveDrab3 color inside and the strap is not leather.

Kilroy
03-21-2014, 09:13 AM
Then Dutch it is. though its a possibility that it just a combine mix of American and Dutch right?

AikeUSA
03-21-2014, 10:56 AM
That's bullshit? Dutch liners don't have a brown color inside. It's not a Dutch liner. Belgium I think or late American (1975) with a new sweatband.

AikeUSA
03-21-2014, 10:59 AM
6952 look this is my Belgium liner the sweatband is 1970 and the liner 1950

AikeUSA
03-21-2014, 11:04 AM
I'm seeing now the M1 better its a replica or postwar.

Kilroy
03-21-2014, 12:13 PM
Are you sure. I got a liner just like that and its from 42 for sure. Are you sure thats the right image

AikeUSA
03-21-2014, 12:22 PM
You're very much time wrong. An example my us dogtags.

Kilroy
03-21-2014, 12:24 PM
though how do you know that your right? what if you are incorrect?

Wittmann
05-15-2014, 10:15 PM
In a recent issue of Shotgun News they show a picture of two Dutch Police officers wearing surplus USGI helmets. The caption read " Two Dutch Police Officers wearing US M1 helmets retaining US insignia markings 1945 ".

Just thought the Shotgun News pic was interesting.

Kilroy
05-19-2014, 09:24 AM
In a recent issue of Shotgun News they show a picture of two Dutch Police officers wearing surplus USGI helmets. The caption read " Two Dutch Police Officers wearing US M1 helmets retaining US insignia markings 1945 ".

Just thought the Shotgun News pic was interesting.

sounds pretty interesting. Would you be able to send or post a link of some sort if you could?

Wittmann
05-29-2014, 10:53 PM
I'll look and see if I can locate the (issue) picture and post it on this thread.

Wittmann
06-08-2014, 08:05 PM
Ok I found a photo, but I don't think its the one I was thinking of.

This photo is from the April 1st 2014 Shotgun News, page 19.

garm1and
01-16-2017, 07:13 AM
I found this webpage and thought it might be helpful. IMHO, your helmet is a McCord. http://nuke.combat-helmets.com/WorldWarII/USA/SchlueterVsMcCord/tabid/288/Default.aspx