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Help EGA Marked Vietnam M1C

Started by Ben@HI , May 09 2013 01:59 PM

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#1 Ben@HI

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:59 PM

like i said before, helmets are hard to find out here so i have to get most of them from the main land. this is one i actualy found out here and it is a late 1960's M1C with a unmarked cover. the only marking on the the cover is a hand done EGA. my question is do you guys think this EGA was post war done or something done during the war? i am not very good with vietnam era graffiti or any graffiti for that matter so any help would be nice. thanks

 

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#2 doyler

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:21 PM

From the fade its been there a long time.

 

Does it have the airborne liner??I see you stated M1C.Just curious as its not unusual to see Marine helmets from the early 60s with para liners in them.

Mant pictures in the bok "This is War" by David Duncan Douglas showing para liners being worn.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:27 PM

its a late airborne liner and i am not even sure they were used as a set (i did not get this from a vet) in any event i like the cover and just wanted to know if the EGA looked vietnam done as i am very bad with graffiti. here is the liner, its a firestone and it looks to be either 68 or 69 dated.

 

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:49 PM

the EGA looks pretty old and faded and bled...hard to tell for sure without some real close-up photos...also give it a good sniff and see if you can smell Sharpie smell...i want to say i like it but im no expert in Nam graffitti!....whats the date on the cover?....mike


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:39 PM

thats one pretty odd thing about the cover, it has no date, contract number, FSN, maker, nothing at all and i looked it over pretty good and i cant see where it was ever marked. i will try the take a picture in the morning (its to dark right now) and i will get back then.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:39 PM

here is the cover, i dont even see were it was ever marked.

 

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:39 PM

the EGA on the beach side

 

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:40 PM

liner and shell

 

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:42 PM

the EGA has no smell at all.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

The cover pattern and colors are similar to 1959 and 1962 covers. In fact one of your sides mitchell patterns matches perfectly with a 59 & 62 dated examples in my collection. Also the short flap cover was only made in 1959 & the 1960's till 1969, all covers after that were long flap. As for the EGA I don't know. I've seen very few examples with EGA's on them.


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