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akriener

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  1. Hi all, the 2nd ID shell I posted about here: https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/351368-2nd-infantry-division-front-seam-fixed-loop-shell/ arrived today. I'm not convinced that it has been repainted as per speculation in the thread above but rather spot painted specifically to cover the insignia. The top has a dent where the cork has lost its texture however. 1. I was wondering - was there a standard put out by the military as to the sizing and placement of hand painted unit paint? The insignia on mine is 3x3 so I wouldn't consider that huge by any means
  2. Thanks Pat. That's what I was thinking - test patch or leave as is. It is after all, part of the helmet's history now. I also collect German helmets and those folks lose their minds if you so much as dust them wrong haha.
  3. Thanks Pat. He'd let me have it for $200. I know it's just a shell but still a neat piece. Not sure what the effort would be like to remove paint or if it's better left as is.
  4. Hi everyone, been awhile since I've posted. I've been in deep with Soviet awards. Came across this shell, after talking to a couple other collectors I believe to be an authentic, but painted over 2nd ID. Thoughts?
  5. Interesting piece for sure. Isn't this Korean War due to the OD7 interior? I know that on shells, the chinstraps changed to OD7 in 1944 sometime but not the liners.
  6. I can’t, I didn’t buy it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. If you want I can go after it and you do split payments to me? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. If you want to take a whack at it: https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIG-NAMED-1944-45-US-WWII-SWIVEL-BAIL-HELMET-W-ORIG-PAINTED-INSIGNIA-PFC-RANK/264920159727?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225074%26meid%3Daf0c0ce046794c54b62bb848532ab943%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D114507903448%26itm%3D264920159727%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A4ec5b343-2305-11eb-9be4-9a599fcd2dd3|parentrq%3Ab035f2001750a69f892dd251ffff0e38|iid%3A1
  9. I haven't actually bought this one yet. Kind of suspect of the private symbol painted on. Seems an odd symbol to paint for such a low rank. I'm kind of a purist so I've yet to buy an M-1 that has a painted up liner like that. But suspect you may be right.
  10. I've come across a couple interesting helmets and liners and it got me questioning. Often we see WWII liners repainted in a glossy green for use in Korea. That being said, are there known cases of these re-painted liners being used in WWII? I would assume late war if so. Here is one matching set belonging to SIDNEY R. CHOMSKY 42163473 enlisted 3 January 1945, don't have a discharge date. He was assigned to 4th army which never saw deployment or combat. The seller of this says the insignia is hand painted.
  11. I'll try and get some photos of the back. I don't have any WWII era clutch back wings, but I believe those are not the correct backings. They are supposed to be solid coverings, corect?
  12. I guess I should say what are the odds these are WWII era wings. I know invasion arrowheads and jump stars were issued for later conflicts as well.
  13. Sorry for limited photos, but this is all that's provided. Was wondering if anyone could provide some thoughts on these. The invasion one seems very "new". Maybe the arrowhead was moved to a newer wing. Not sure on the oval, seems kinda thick/new. 505th? Not sure what to think on the second one. Appreciate comments!
  14. There are a couple similarly themed to this: https://www.militarytour.com/american-d-day-commemorative-medal.html Can't remember which YouTube video I saw it in.
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