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RonnieBigR800

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  1. I did notice that, however I heard the digital age stamps usually used the eagle holding a banner. I've never actually seen another USMC stamp on a vietnam era helmet until I searched the other forums and even some reissued WWII covers/1953 contract covers had the same EGA. I believe I read somewhere else that the marines were commonly known to stamp/write on a majority of their items, so if this is legit Vietnam, it was most likely done by someone personally
  2. Wow! I've never actually seen one like this! Is this cover a 59' issue or a 68'? And could my cover being made in 1970 have anything to do with it not being a stamped-marine issue item? Just curious, Thank you!
  3. I've had a few people say that. I think it's more of a lighting issue on my part from using the flash on my camera. When looking at the helmet directly, it appears more worn and there are parts of the stamp missing. I'll see if I can find a picture of it with more natural lighting. Seller is an honest guy who has sold some extremely rare and nice helmets that I have seen and verified legit. Mostly WWII lids but i doubt he'd have nice WWII lids and sell fake Vietnam items haha
  4. My recent acquisition: A Vietnam-era M1 Helmet. Both the liner and cover have the name “McCormick” written on them. The cover is a BLIND 1970 contract; LOT: #01 What blows me away on this lid is the Marine EGA on the front. It is era correct, as the eagle does not have the banner and shows wear. The entire helmet shows signs of use as well; liner deterioration, a thin and worn away/hole ridden cover and large dents + matching liner & shell repaint. I’ve never seen another cover marked the same way, however, which brings me to the forum asking for help. Doe
  5. They're about 40 minutes from Duryea. Towards Elk Mountain.
  6. Here we go again, guys... This here is a lid I purchased from an elderly couple located in the Scranton, Pennsylvania area a few weeks ago. They had a small home antique shop and found the lid at a Scranton estate sale. The shell is a fixed bail McCord with the lot number 595E and a beautiful factory early-mid war light paint. What makes this guy special however is the return of that white stripe. On the unpainted Firestone liner, there is a green circle with a master sergeant symbol. A long white stripe goes from the symbol to the back on the liner. Of all examples I've seen with a strip
  7. Here is the side image. I believe this helmet was a radioman/radar control personnel from camp Murphy, Fl. It looks like MURPHY is written across the front.
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