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  1. Hmm. Why are you so hostile? You show photos of your fine helmet - which it is, and a period photo of a helmet that is not yours, and you wonder why I ask how do you know this helmet-set has been together for 70+ years? And it’s not even a condescending question, since I hope you ask the very same question when you got it. I’m just curious. im sure there is 1000s out there, but I’m not so lucky. I have seen maybe 3 helmet-sets with reasonable provenance so it can be assumed they (shell+liner) have been together for 70+ years. E.g someone pulled it off in 45/46 put it in a basement and here you have it today. As I told you, and do again, there is nothing wrong with either of the items, shell, net, and liner, all ww2, my simple question, pure curiosity, how do you know these three items have been together since ww2 (including) and never used since then? which brings me right to the sweatband. As I also told you, I do not know when it started, might be the very first John Doe that got his helmet said “this does not fit, I’ll fix it my way”. But think about this. They changed a lot of things to a lot of equipment in ww2. But they did not change this, despite other changes. Then came the Korean War. One can argue hey we got all this ww2 surplus stuff, why change anything. Then a dozen euro countries adopted the m1 helmet, and produce there own liners and shells - they made a lot of local changes, but not this. None does. Then short of the Vietnam war, well at least before it goes into higher gear, all of them change the liner, us+euro clones+ Asian clones. And these countries are not even in a war (well there is always a war somewhere). Very strange for something that has been “common” for 20 years by now - maybe because it has not! Im not saying there is anything wrong with you helmet-set. I’m only saying my eye catches a thing that seems not common for a undisturbed ww2 helmet - a helmet which is a uncommon find to begin with. Think about it this way. A helmet not used since 1945 In the condition it was taken off = rare. It’s a lieutenant helmet = even rarer. It has a “uncommon” thing in the liner (I know according to me). Can you find me 10 other m1 helmet-sets in the world with these three things? And you wonder why i ask how can you be sure this helmet-set has been together for 70+ year. And no I’m not belittling your helmet, in any way, I’m very curious and interested in seeing the real deal, but I also want to be sure that I am looking at the real deal. That’s how I learn. You should be too!
  2. No need to be perplexed. We are just having a conversation. I simply asked how do you know this has been together since and including ww2? Remember I can only see the photos, you can see the helmet in the real. There is nothing wrong with the liner, shell or net. Looks good all of it. I’m simply stating what catches my eye, from photos, with the information that this has been together for 70+ years. Well 80 years in fact. And that is the sweatband location, missing liner net shadows and the rim. Might be perfect good explanation to all of them, but does not change that it catches my eye. Now the sweatband location might indeed be widespread in ww2, but common I don’t think so. It does not take 20 years to manufacture change something that is common done, including all the euro clones from the 50s, who also waited to the 60s to remove the napestrap and factory attach the sweatband in this location. I’m not saying this liner has not been with this shell since ww2, might or might not, just looks like it was used afterward too. Liners that sits in shells with nets for a prolonged time, and does not get out, leaves net-shadows on the liner. like I say, might be perfect good explanation for all of it.
  3. Looks very good, and surely a very nice find. How can you be sure this have been together since ww2? The first thing I noticed is the sweatband is attached to the napestrap suspension, not where it should be, at the web suspension. Is that not a 50s thing? - That actual led to the removal of the napestrap in the 60s liner version? I uselessly think of this as post war, but hey users must have started sometime, and maybe it’s a war thing also? The other thing is the rim. Looks very shiny for a rim covered with net? Even where the net is thick and covered by the chinstrap?! Could be it was used extensively before the net was applied. Also the liner display little net-shadow for having been together for 70+ years?
  4. Wow, not only is the Shell an early McCord in great shape, the liner is about the best i have ever seen! Very Nice. You Got treasure for sure there!
  5. Very interesting! I read it as 41CC 2!. Had it just been like 41C 2 it was undoubtedly an early war McCord stamp. But 41CC 2, very strange. Also if it should be 410C, there should not be a space + 2. You might have a little gem here! As for the front, would not put too much in that. But try posting images from the other side. Would like to see that side. And images of the bails too. Just to be on the safe side, a couple of images of the rim in the back.
  6. Now i love the Shell, very nice! But the chinstraps hmmm 🤔 looks almost too good. Splendid condition. They look almost not used. Wonder why there is wear on the top (can see the copper alloy) on the buckle but not where the j-hook joins the buckle. Looks like the j- hook have never attached to the buckle, but somehow rubbing occurred on the top of the buckle? but the shell ummm 🥰
  7. I have always wondered about that. Surely a fantastic helmet, no doubt, but verifiable history, much less so. Helmets are not personal belongings. Might come from a ship, might have been on that ship for a long time, but who knows how many times liners have been changed? Even if a name is applied to the helmet, who knows how many others have had it? The one name that is written can be just a blink in its history. I looks at the helmet, saying nice shell and nice liner. But pinpointing to branch/ship/area/company/man ummm not so important, as it is littered with maybe’s, what if’s, could be and very very rarely verifiable.
  8. Well not every m1 helmet needs to be restored to look like a ww2 helmet. Looks nice, but would not pay 250 bucks for it
  9. Yep thats a danish civil Defense m/52 Shell, with a m/58 liner production post 1963. This is not the original liner for this shell. They are made by diaward steel works in Hong Kong. They are all magnetic. These shells tent to be sold cheap, simple because people do not know what it is. A common, faulty, belief is that they are of Danish make, produced by glud&marstrand. Not so! Only 60.000 of these was ever produced (plus another 50.000 for the army) in the grand total of m1 helmets and clones, it’s a small number. Still people just tries to get rite of them, and paint them over to look army for more bucks. I love them. You can still easy get them for 10 bucks or so on some Danish sites.
  10. Great find! Keep it together, have been together for a while already to me it looks unmistakable as a danish Army m/48 helmet. The danish Army bought bereden 50.000 and 200.000 original us M1 from surplus depots in Germany in december 1949. This looks to be one of Them. The danish helmet net was used right from the beginning, but did not really become widespread before the 60s.
  11. Well thank looking forward to seeing more images of your new helmet.
  12. The stamp is unmistakable Dutch. But I got to say the colour sure look 70s Danish! All Danish helmets of LS and U.SCH make are ink stamped, never stamped in the metal. The Danish army did not buy many helmets after 1975 ,- if any! The last I know about is the 1989 civil defense purchase of U.SCH in yellow.
  13. This looks like a Danish repainted civil defense shell. Would love to see the inside of it. Bales and chinstraps on both sides. If it has a 3-4-5 letter serial number stamped on the inside of the rim in the back, it’s a diaward steel works helmet (civil defense m/52).
  14. Forgot to mention, the white cotton band signified the enemy force.
  15. These white helmet band was used in the 50s and 60s by the Danish army. They never painted the helmets. It is a white cotton band. The Danish army bought between 50.000 and 200.000 US m1 helmets in December 1949 from surplus depots in Germany. Test on the helmet was done during 48-49, thus the nomenclature m/48. The entire army was equip during January- February 1950. All of the helmets was WW2 Helmets in all variations. 2nd batch was bought in 1952 from diaward steel works in Hong Kong. 60.000 for the civil defence and 50.000 for the army. That’s why the civil defence version is named m/52 vs. The army m/48, despite being the same helmet.
  16. It is in danish, but its probably made for the Danish by the Americans. They spell Haer (army) with ae and not æ. Probably a late 40’s poster.
  17. Looking very nice! Maybe ANSTY is short for title, rather than a name.
  18. Looking nice. Post some more images when it arrives.
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