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#1 Andrei

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:03 PM

Some shots of a M-1 helmet I brought back from my last trip to NYC, two weeks ago. This a Vietnam war period helmet with camo cover, the pot is a WW2 moveable bails and the liner is Korea war era.
Nothing tremendous but cover, pot and liner have been together for a long time and I dont have many lids that salty which could claim to have been untouched by collectors. I paid $30 in a downtown vintage store.

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#2 Andrei

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:05 PM

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:07 PM

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:09 PM

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:10 PM

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:25 PM

Hi Andreď,

Nice purchase ! :thumbsup:
Could you post some pix of the shell without cover?

Dan.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:33 PM

nice! like the WWII nape strap being reused

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:51 PM

I have a feeling the helmet was used in Vietnam , possibly a vet bring back

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:56 PM

Thats $30 well spent!!!!....mike :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 02:02 PM

I have a feeling the helmet was used in Vietnam , possibly a vet bring back

Thats a good feeling mate ! I like to think its a Marine vet bringback. Vintage WW2 pot without camo band holding the cover, it definitely looks Jarhead lid to me.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 02:06 PM

Hi Andreď,

Nice purchase ! :thumbsup:
Could you post some pix of the shell without cover?

Dan.


Mr Wilde, you are very welcome to come home, have a few beers and a get closer look at my helmets. I dont really wanna take the cover off but you could always look at it from a vantage point. :thumbsup:

Thanks all for your comments !

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:36 PM

How did I miss this one! I love it! Good call on not taking the cover off! A shame to see that happen with these untouched Nam lids. Even more so to see early used lids with WWII parts get taken apart for a basic helmet shell or liner / liner part. Great lid. I really like the liner strap across the front of the liner, :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:42 PM

How did I miss this one! I love it! Good call on not taking the cover off! A shame to see that happen with these untouched Nam lids. Even more so to see early used lids with WWII parts get taken apart for a basic helmet shell or liner / liner part. Great lid. I really like the liner strap across the front of the liner, style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif


Justin, you can say that again. I have seen too many nice VN helmets ruined and reduced to parts because people want to "correct" everything.

Too bad they didn't know that a WWII era helmet or liner was "correct" for VN.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:50 AM

Very nice helmet! Got a very similar VN helmet on ebay and just arrived yesterday!



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:42 AM

Very nice helmet!



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Posted 23 October 2019 - 11:45 AM

Hi,

I have what I believe to be a Vietnam M1, but I have never seen a snap d type chin strap on these. Also, there is a neck support as well. Could someone please help me identify this helmet? I have attached a few pics.

Thanks so much.

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 10:35 AM

Chinstrap is post-war, 1970s to 80s

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 11:29 AM

Chinstrap is post-war, 1970s to 80s

 

Thanks for the response. Strange it has a post war strap. I am pretty sure the helmet is Vietnam era.



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Posted 24 October 2019 - 08:04 PM

Liner looks to be a 1970's variant. The camo cover is either a ERDL or post Vietnam M81 woodland cover, hard to tell from the pic.       - Kyle




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