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More early to midwar M1's

Started by iron bender , Mar 20 2017 07:18 PM

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#1 iron bender

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:18 PM

Early Inland with MR shell 303A, unusually marked on the right interior. Another flat buckle type liner chinstrap, this time with green rivet.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:25 PM

One I put together is a NOS midwar SPC liner with it's original flat green buckle liner chinstrap to a MR 383D M1 I very recently picked up from Abrams Antiques. I loved this pot and couldn't pass on it. Whether the painted number is war time or postwar is anyone's guess, but I do believe the 783 to be from WW2 -50's. It's been there a long time.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:45 PM

Something I very rarely do is purchase a complete rig from a dealer, and especially not two pots at the same time, but this helmet spoke to me. This also came from Abrams Antiques as did the above numbered shell. Very nice mid war rig that very well may have been put together postwar but you'd never know it by having it in hand. My bets are these two have been together since the war. Nice used condition mid war Hawley with MR 1C M1. Love the green over paint on the front middle. Why that's there? No clue. Love this helmet.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:16 PM

Nice helmets.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:17 PM

Please note iron hardware in the Inland liner has a chemical process applied making it appear fluorescent. Opinion only, but I believe this compound will be the early demise of these liners, kind of like lam stock K98's or Marine Raider fighting knives. It can appear mint, but time will not be kind. Only opinion of course, and we all know what they say about opinions...



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:14 AM

All very nice helmets! Great pick ups!




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