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#26 fightn5th

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 11:56 PM

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1st BN or 73rd MG Co. 6th Regt.

#27 Jeremiah

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:43 PM

Frank, your Indian head matches mine pretty closely. Could have been in the same company. I do believe yours is a 1/6 and that the paint has darkened to a nice deep maroon as mine has. Is it a British made Brodie lid?

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:50 PM

Here is my one and only. 27th ID given to me from a friend. I am glad to have this as I collect NY items!

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:31 PM

2nd Bn 6th Regt. helmet. Sorry for the small pic
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#30 Ken Crane

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 06:10 PM

My recent purchase..

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#31 Jeremiah

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 05:04 PM

I'm very surprised that there haven't been any comments on your helmet Ken. I, for one, love it. Looks to me like a classic example of a painted parade helmet.

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 05:51 PM

Would this count as a WW1 painted helmet? It even has a hole in the rim to hang on the wall. :lol:
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 10:51 PM

Sorry, I included this as a joke. These helmets actually failed the ordnance tests and were rejected. Instead of trashing them, the Army painted a red stripe, punched a hole in the rim and issued them as training helmets only. That was my understanding maybe someone else knows something different.
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 10:33 AM

A couple of my 36th Inf Div Helmets.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 10:34 AM

2nd example!

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#36 Ken Crane

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:29 PM

I'm very surprised that there haven't been any comments on your helmet Ken. I, for one, love it. Looks to me like a classic example of a painted parade helmet.

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Hi Jeremiah,
Thanks for the comments. I was pleased to be able to get this one and it makes a very impressive addition to my 3ID collection.

All these WWI painted helmets are great! So many were done after the war for occupation duty, parades, VFW gatherings, etc. They are a great piece of history!

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 04:31 PM

I am also a big fan of painted WWI helmets & you guys have some super examples. Here is a 77th Division helmet in excellent condition.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 04:33 PM

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 04:34 PM

Liner

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:44 PM

Being new to this Forum I'd like to offer a few of my favorite painted doughboys...

1st ID.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:46 PM

2nd ID, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines. Sourced from a Southern California estate sale.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:49 PM

26th ID, 101st FA, also sourced from an estate sale.

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 03:56 PM

Just picked up this 36th helemt today. The arrowhead is FAT compared to my other examples of a painted 36th shown. To bad there is a dent in it! I am sure it was dented while he wore it!

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 08:03 AM

A painted 35th I use to own!

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 12:22 PM

Seemed appropriate to post some helmets on Memorial Day...

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 12:23 PM

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 12:24 PM

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:58 AM

I thought it would be nice to resurrect a great thread and add my WWI lids to the collection(aka. before E_G). :rolleyes: Pic. 1 - 39th ID Camo

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:59 AM

Pic. 2 - 338th Ambulance Co.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:00 AM

Pic. 3 - 104th of the 26th ID

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