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  1. The other thing that everyone has missed is that the shell chinstraps are only 10-row webbing, not the expected 11-row on an M2. Now, there were 10-row straps used on M1C shells, in both OD7 (mainly) and OD3 (rarely), but that's strictly 1945-era stuff. The webbing here is more than likely made from the waist straps of Lightweight Gasmask Bags, which is the perfect width, but also only 10-rows in the weave.
  2. Tom, you must remember who I'm referring to above - you're old enough, just like me
  3. The thicker wire used for the bail itself tells me that this one came from a guy from Holland. It's a classic tell on those helmets.
  4. I'm thinking 504th from the 82nd. A jump-jacket with previous elbow reinforcements brought up to "spec" over summer of 1944, when most of the 504th's jumpsuits were reinforced.
  5. The Belgians used up the stocks of the 1/4" net post-war, so it's actually the right net for this Belgian helmet.
  6. It's in storage at present, Phil. Lightly used, not abused 60's liner, Infantry type. I've only ever had the cover off once before and there are Captain's bars scratched in the paint at the front, along with a name that I've forgotten in the meantime...
  7. Hi guys, just for interest, what would be the value of this Vietnam War set (WWII front seam swivel loop, scratched markings for a Captain in the 50's repaint), 60's liner, all correctly dated, etc (complete with what looks like Vietnam red mud on the liner), cover marked up with various names etc, all dating to 1972-1973, which must narrow down the usage at the end of the combat phase)? It came from a house clearance in the US at least 20 years ago now, not been messed about with or recently assembled. Not selling it, but would like to have it valued (even just approximately). Cheers,
  8. Cheers guys. The rear rim really stands out in the pic much more than I'd noticed in hand. Probably to do with the thick overpaint altering the shape haha. It'll be nice when it's completed - it's always good to be able to be rough with overpaint and pick the damn stuff off but leaving the original paintwork intact Suggestions on the style of straps to refit to it? What buckle style and color web shall I go for?
  9. Nah, the top paint is: (1) dark-green reenactor "medic" over (2) re-enactor green mixed with sand over (3) 'Nam-era green over (4) some OD repaint. What's underneath is a fairly solid original paint. Thinking about it, the original paint is that not-really-corked type, that's true.
  10. Maybe my shell shape spidey-sense is not up to scratch tonight. What do you think, Grant?
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