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m1 101st airborne helmet

Started by sscrooge , Dec 01 2009 09:22 AM

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#26 EasyRed1944

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:08 PM

Congrats ! Nice helmet, one where many people would dream off... :thumbsup:

#27 glenm

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 03:05 PM

fixed bail--- could be glider troop.


Doubtful. The unit markings with the added-dots make it a Normandy-used incorrectly-ticked 3/506 PIR helmet, probably a replacement for a broken M2.

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#28 sgtdorango

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 03:07 PM

Sweeeet!!.....jawdrop.gif ........mike :thumbsup:

#29 gtpcamaroz

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 03:32 PM

That is one great helmet. :w00t:

#30 Theorywolf

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 04:47 PM

I agree, exceedingly rare find!

Cheers!

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#31 dskjl

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 04:49 PM

Really something, well done.

#32 sscrooge

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:14 PM

Thanks guys for all the nice replies glad you all liked it as much as me :) cheers Dave

#33 Wild Bill Kelso

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:03 AM

Chinstrap and liner is missing, bad condition, you should sell the helmet to me ;) and you can be well shot of this :rolleyes:
Just kidding, congrats for your deal!!!

#34 Blake_E

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 09:08 PM

Looks great, nice one

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:49 AM

You lucky lucky I wont say the rest. Well done mate you will have to try and see what else he has ;) Pete

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 10:34 AM

fixed bail--- could be glider troop.


I hope your kidding,,,the markings are 506th , no gliders to be seen with those boys, nice score thats for sure!!

#37 EasyRed1944

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 10:42 AM

And not to forget , those dots are typical D-day marks.
Woops i didn't notice Glenm's post. Sorry!

Edited by EasyRed1944, 03 December 2009 - 10:43 AM.


#38 sscrooge

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:36 PM

Hi guys, i have been looking for an airborne liner for this helmet, can anybody give me an idea as to what kind of price i should be paying for one , as just seen this one for 215 ,cheers Dave

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#39 sscrooge

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:39 PM

but its got a split in front,

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#40 sscrooge

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:40 PM

thanks Dave

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#41 sscrooge

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:42 PM

its firestone

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 01:03 AM

it looks great mate & would be perfect for your lid but its a bit pricey not really sure in that condition its worth that much hopfully others will have an opinion on it :thumbsup:

just noticed it does look as if it been messed with some of the rivets holding in the A washers look to be new & the nape strap seems to be a cut down liner sweat band !!!!!!!

Edited by NickD, 13 December 2009 - 01:08 AM.


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Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:49 AM

I know airborne liners don't exactly grow on trees, but personally I'd give this one a very wide berth..on two counts. It's too far gone and waaaay too expensive for a liner in that delapidated state. I'd bide my time until something better comes along. Just my 2p's worth.

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#44 just-a-good-ole-boy

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 06:01 AM

Dont buy that liner! Firestone did not manufacture jump liners in ww2. You can see all of the rivets holding the A washers on have been replaced. This was just a regular ww2 Firestone liner that a collector or faker modified. Stay away!

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 06:27 AM

Dont buy that liner! Firestone did not manufacture jump liners in ww2. You can see all of the rivets holding the A washers on have been replaced. This was just a regular ww2 Firestone liner that a collector or faker modified. Stay away!

Steve

What he said... Ditto... Agreed... Concur... and any other words that would fit here that would be in line with Steve's advice!

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 08:59 AM

What he said... Ditto... Agreed... Concur... and any other words that would fit here that would be in line with Steve's advice!

Badabing!....my thoughts exactly!!!.....mike

#47 sscrooge

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 11:20 PM

thanks guys very very much :thumbsup: rgds Dave

#48 BigJohn#3RD

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 11:46 AM

This is one sharp lid.



#49 David D

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 11:52 AM

Wow! That's a very nice helmet!

#50 David D

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 11:52 AM

Wow! That's a very nice helmet!


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