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#1 FortJohn

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:52 PM

Picked up this clean M1880 helmet last week. Nice makers mark in the sweatband. It's staying in the collection. Thanks. Greg. 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:54 PM

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#3 FortJohn

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:54 PM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:55 PM

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#5 FortJohn

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:56 PM

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#6 dave peifer

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:53 PM

nice piece,thats in great condition for the age.............dave



#7 FortJohn

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 02:24 AM

Thanks Dave. It's now the oldest piece of headgear I have. Even  a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while.



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 11:27 AM

I have never been in a position to inspect an M1880 helmet. Are the cork spacers between shell and liner moveable to fit the wearer's head, or fixed in the manufacturing process?

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 02:37 PM

It's actually an 1889 pattern helmet, which has a slightly different brim shape than the 1880 pattern.  These are some of my favorite US helmets, and I've never seen one marked as a subcontract piece to Ridabock.  Very cool.



#10 warguy

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 03:18 PM

Nice, I have its twin. I display it with Span Am vintage Marine Corps items as the Marines also wore it during that time frame. I have always liked this model helmet. Missed a chance at an original white lacquered chin strap to put on it years ago and have regretted missing the opportunity ever since.

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:13 PM

Well if Kevin has its twin, then I have the triplet. Very nice helmet!   Scott



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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:37 PM

Hi, The tan helmet is a M1880 with original chin strap and shorter rear visor.

 


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:37 PM


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#14 bosshark

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:07 PM



#15 bosshark

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:08 PM


Edited by bosshark, 16 July 2019 - 04:08 PM.


#16 bosshark

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 10:49 AM

Hi, This is a Tan M1880 helmet with original chin strap and shorter rear bream.


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 04:25 PM

Here is the M1880

 

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