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#1 pawtwo

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:09 AM

Hello.

 

Is this late war/post war us made chinstrap buckle or is it euorpean clone?

 

It's steel and painted black.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:10 AM

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#3 RememberThe5thESB

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:17 PM

Post War. You see those on 50s and later helmets, until they swapped to the chin cup style in the late 70s or 80s. It's blackened hardware not OD so I'm thinking 50s-60s maybe. Mind showing a picture of the M1 it's on?

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:05 PM

It's a October/November 1944 McCord - 1097A stamp

 

Front seam

Manganese steel rim

Postwar repainted with silica sand.

Chinstraps are mounted on green clips. They fell sturdy as made of steel but are non magnetic.

 

I though that when helmet was refubrished someone used wwII chinstraps and mounted them on clips rather than sewing them.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:34 PM

Maybe, what's the hook on the other chinstrap look like? Just the simple J hook?

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:14 PM

It's the one that you can use with T-1 buckle.

 

Does these buckles and straps looks typical for US production?

 

 

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#7 RememberThe5thESB

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:31 PM

Yep, those look like US produced ones. I have a couple OD metal bracket ones myself, but the X hook looks like it was from a blackened bracket set and looped through a OD bracket. Bracket as in the metal bits attached to the bails. As usually all the hardware is black, or OD, not both, or that I know of.
But yes, it's definitely a post war US produced chinstrap.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:57 PM

That's a very interesting helmet shell, I really like it, it all looks original. An early leaf pattern cover and liner and you'd have a nice early Nam set.


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