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  1. Thank you for the info on the chin cup. Repos are listed a paratrooper.
  2. I read somewhere that the glider crew often wore rigger liners, hence M1-C. It made sense but now I am see that was not true. There is a lot of misinformation out there and it takes time to sift through it.
  3. I also read that their were 3 kinds of buckels.........brass raised bar (pictures showed a dirty brass color, simplified steel painted black, no bar and simplified brass painted black, no bar. Looking at some that I have, I see many that are brass with raised bar but are painted black.
  4. I also thought I read somewhere that McCord and Schlueter made their buckles a little different. Is this correct? Did they make their chinstraps a little different? Thanks
  5. The raised bar on the buckle is painted black. Is that correct? Every picture I have seen, they are brass colored or dark...like dirt, with a raised bar. Also, the raised bar has an indention running the length of the opening. That doesn't look right to me. Should it have this or not? Thank you.
  6. I thought the liner was what made a M1 helmet into a M1C? Is it the color of the helmet straps and lack of wear on the buckle the giveaway? I see repo chin cups of this type on Ebay and they advertise them as paratrooper chin cups. Are they wrong then? Thanks
  7. ADMIN NOTICE: This member: DTRSSS has been banned from this forum. He came here under the guise of being a genuine collector in need of advice and guidance. In reality, he was using this forum and the collectors on it to get some sort of stamp of approval for his forged helmet which he later listed on ebay with very deceptive language. A review of his ebay sales shows that this is not something new but happens to be the way he operates. Due to the diligence of the helmet collecting community, this fraudster was called out. The administration of the USMF takes honesty and integrity seriously an
  8. This has been a learning experience for me but I believe most I what I read here, I already knew based on research but it was good to hear it from knowledgeable people. Thank you so much for your help. I will be posting pictures and info for a glider helmet I have. I think this one has a very good chance of being original but it would be nice to hear from others to confirm. Thank you.
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