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Started by jkash23686 , Aug 22 2011 02:58 PM

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#1 jkash23686

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:58 PM

There was a previous post on here about regular M1 lids used by paratroopers during WWII w/ pics and I cant seem to find it. Anyone have any ideas. The pics showed the leather chinstraps up over the full dome of the lid. I have a regular M1 that came with a paratrooper liner and I wanted to display it like that. For the life of me I cant figure out how to get the strap to go over the full lid without snapping it.


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Posted 22 August 2011 - 03:34 PM

There was a previous post on here about regular M1 lids used by paratroopers during WWII w/ pics and I cant seem to find it. Anyone have any ideas. The pics showed the leather chinstraps up over the full dome of the lid. I have a regular M1 that came with a paratrooper liner and I wanted to display it like that. For the life of me I cant figure out how to get the strap to go over the full lid without snapping it.
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I've also seen photos of this and tried to recreate it, my guess is that some liner chinstraps are longer than others? :think:

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:11 PM

I've def. had a few that were more stretchy than others but still were about an inch too short. The only thing I can think of is over years of training and wear from being wet they got stretched out even more. I'm just not willing to try and wet and stretch mine and risk breaking them.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:17 PM

Maybe you should get a 60s era leather chinstrap, they can be found on ebay in brand new condition for $15-$25 and then you can try the wetting and stretching technique....mike :think:

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:24 PM

Maybe you should get a 60s era leather chinstrap, they can be found on ebay in brand new condition for $15-$25 and then you can try the wetting and stretching technique....mike :think:

I've broke 3 in the passed from forcing them :(

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:54 PM

I've broke 3 in the passed from forcing them :(

Yikes!......pretend i never mentioned it!!!!!!!!......mike :pinch:

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:19 PM

Yikes!......pretend i never mentioned it!!!!!!!!......mike :pinch:


Pretend you didn't mention it? Heck, lets pretend we didn't here Justin say he broke three of them in trying :lol:

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:34 PM

mentioned what?? :)

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:37 PM

FYI the reason I wanted to find the original post I was talking about was that whoever originally posted it had an M1 with a para liner and had it displayed like we are talking about. And i just was curious how he did it.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 01:26 AM

http://www.usmilitar...mp;#entry517878

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:01 AM

http://www.usmilitar...mp;#entry517878



Thanks Johan,
I still cant get it to work though :) Oh well.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:54 AM

Here we go... first off, I used a 1950's rear seam shell, (Don't have any of my WWII ones handy) but there's enought room left on ther strap that it will fit on a front seam even with a net on it! I used a euro strap, it's the type that are bright orange. There's a lot longer, and have a lot of stretch so they're in no risk of breaking. I had to age it to lose that bright orange. I forgot about this strap, I aged this strap a few years ago. This is perfect if you just want to use it for display

Here's one on ebay http://www.ebay.com/...=item53e8c0e8bc

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