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#1 bbmilitaria

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 11:19 AM

Here are four General Fibre M1 helmet liners for comparison. General Fibre was a subcontractor for Hawley and produced roughly 120,000 liners. The first two have first pattern gray rayon webbing and fixed chinstraps. Both of these first pattern liners are stamped with only a "G" in the crown. The second two are second pattern with the light OD webbing and detachable chinstraps. Both of these second pattern liners are stamped "LINER-FIBRE-M1" and "G". It is my assumption that General Fibre only made these exact two patterns of liners. If anyone has a variation of a General Fibre liner not shown below, I would love to see some photos. Thanks!!

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 11:21 AM

First Pattern:

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 11:22 AM

Third Pattern:

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Edited by 37thguy, 15 April 2012 - 08:29 AM.


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 11:23 AM

Third Pattern:

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Edited by 37thguy, 15 April 2012 - 08:29 AM.


#5 wildcat123

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 11:35 AM

Freaking beautiful!! Gotta love those General Fiber liners. I have a helmet I would trade you for those ;)

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 11:58 AM

I have a small collection of M1 helmets. I do have a General Fiber and a Hawley. The Hawley is the second variation and the General Fiber is a first variation. My General Fiber is slightly different than your first variation in that it has both the words LINER-FIBER-M1 and, about an inch below that, the 'G'.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 01:24 PM

Wow!!!..... :w00t: ....those are some rare birds!!!!.....mike :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 05:23 AM

I'm glad you started this topic. It was great to see your lids. I can't show any new variations, but here's two of mine that confirm the two patterns you described:

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 03:50 PM

GITom1944,
Those are two fine helmets you have there. It is interesting that your second pattern also looks as if the ink stamping was smudged when it was applied just as one of mine is. Maybe these were twins on the assembly line!
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 08:03 AM

I have one just like yours Tom, but I can't send a pic until I get home later today! Mine is the 2nd pattern also.

Cheers,

Mike

Edited by Theorywolf, 02 October 2009 - 08:04 AM.


#11 Theorywolf

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:13 PM

Here's mine!

Cheers,

Mike

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:14 PM

another. Seems that the extra marking says in small cursive, St. Louis, I may be wrong. That is where they were made!

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:15 PM

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:40 PM

another. Seems that the extra marking says in small cursive, St. Louis, I may be wrong. That is where they were made!


Where is the St. Louis? I see "NER-FIBRE" over the "G" , kinda looks like a smuged print though. Very nice liner.

Edited by DM1975, 02 October 2009 - 07:41 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2009 - 08:10 PM

Actually the marking is much better than the camera took! The line just under G, looks like St. Louis with a mag glass, but I may be very wrong on that!

Cheers,

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