Post war M1 Liners, confused please help
Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:37 AM
I have a couple of M1 liners with removable suspension however both liners have features that dont tally with information I obtained from the internet and Mark Reynosas book Postwar M1 Helmet.
Can anybody shed more light on the matter?
Liner number one has all the characteristics of an 80s Stemaco liner however there is a mold mark in the inside crown of the liner, a cross with US in the upper left quadrant and 78 in the upper right (see picture below) however according to research Stemaco liners didnt have a mold mark?
Does anyone recognise the mold mark?
Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:38 AM
Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:48 AM
The liners suspension is marked 1976 but the nylon liner material has been stitched prior to being molded which research indicates relates to early nylon liners made in the 60s mainly by Marmac.
The studs for the removable suspension appear to have been retro fitted. Some of the mounting holes are not cleanly cut and the heads of the rivets are unpainted and never appear to have had any paint applied. If you look at the one of the rivet heads for the nape strap buckles you can clearly see that it has been painted.
You can also see on the inside of the helmet an area were there was once a label attached, possibly one with the spec and DSA date.
Could this be a liner made in the 60s but ungraded? And again any info on the mold mark?
Edited by Theriddler, 14 September 2018 - 05:56 AM.
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