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  1. I'm not sure. But the YouTube channel is BattleParkWest. I was following his channel and he uploaded a video of him painting unit patches on 3 Vietnam M1C helmets, one was 101st, another 173rd, and the third unit patch escapes me at the moment (most likely 82nd) I noticed the helmets on ebay with very vague descriptions with ZERO disclosure that the painted patches were recently added. The 173rd ending up selling for $125. BattleParkWest did not include a made up story in his sale but did not disclose that the unit patch was recently painted on. Not to mention the helmet is fitted with a 1972 dated sweatband and POST Vietnam war era M1C straps.
  2. All his helmets are made up. His 173rd just sold for $125 last week, Battleparkwest on YouTube made a video recently of him painting the insignia on the cover. That video is now gone and the helmet is for sale with a made up story for $1,300
  3. I don't think it's even a US made shell. Any markings?
  4. Is that a intact non removable leather adjustable liner strap? The exterior paint on the liner is original which is great, the rear seam McCord is also a nice example. $150 well spent
  5. I agree! Manniquins set ups are really fun!
  6. Well worth the $150, definitely try and purchase it!
  7. The second one looks like a very nice example, what's the heat stamp? Early Nam era M1C shells aren't that plentiful these days! It's sweet!
  8. Nice displays, I have been eyeing a yanks manniquin for some time now
  9. Those are original D Rings that for some reason were saved and then used by a rigger to repair a rear seam and now it's an M2. Wait a second ...
  10. Schleuter did not manufacturer M1C helmets. However it is possible that someone in an airborne unit could have been issued a regular ole Schleuter M1 shell and a jump liner
  11. A recycled WWII helmet could have a painted over dent if the paint was applied 20+ years after it was manufactured. What's your opinion on the paint? Looks vintage and old to me. Could it have been used in the 60s or 70s?
  12. That's a really sharp looking officer's set, I saw it sold on Ebay and was wonder if a member here got it. The band is extremely interesting, is it marked at all??
  13. Schleuter shells in all forms can be found with original factory applied OD#7 straps. Front seam fixed loops (both OD#3 & 7) Front seam swivel loops (both OD#3 & 7) And rear seam schleuter shells (only OD#7) There are the oddball McCord front and rear seam that have OD#7 straps but as Matt suggests they are most likely reworked examples from the 1940s There also seems to be a lot of rear seam M1C helmets by McCord with OD#7 straps
  14. Really common. It's a really nice set, you can find sets just like with Mitchell covers added being used in Vietnam and later. They military used what they had, almost all Korean war helmets are pretty much WWII helmets that have been reworked. Really neat helmet!
  15. Front seam swivel bail Schlueter with British 1/4 netting
  16. Fixed bail McCord with US M1944 manufactured netting and band
  17. Fixed bail McCord with British/Canadian 3/4 netting.
  18. Leave the leather alone, as long as it's inside out of direct natural light the leather shouldn't be an issue. Applying any sort of conditioning to the leather will require reapplication over time and repeat
  19. Might be a put together? The sweatband is dated 1972
  20. 69, A good indicator that a cover is later is the longer flaps
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