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It appears to be a nice helmet on the auction.

Lately these have been bringing $250-ish on ebay.They use to be around $150 at our local shows for several years a surplus of them surfaced.Hayes Otoupalik had them at $399 for a while years ago in his catalog as he had found the mother load of them in the late 1980s or early 1990s.Size is also a factor.A buddy of mine paid $250 for one at the Kansas City Gunshow in May as it was a 7 3/4.

 

I think if you use patience you will find one as they are up on ebay very regularly

 

RON


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I have a fairly decent one I bought about 20 years ago for $125. It is a little squashed diagonally. Any suggestions for straightening it out? Where does one find the makers mark?

 

LRCII

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The marking is normally at the inside (back of the head).

It can be a round stamp (like Chicago Saddlery Co) or embossed(?) like Rawlings.

 

Erwin


704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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i came across this photo on the web while searching for tanker helmets for sale,this company had sold out of all of the helmets they had!they were not kidding when they say they found a bunch in india!

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my avatar photo is my great grandfather Raymond Saunders, field remount squadrom 301,AEF

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Hi,

 

One big smille to the topic!!

 

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Very nice items and photos!!

 

My best,

 

Ricardo.


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# 2 is a Spaldinghttp://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/style_images/usmf/folder_attach_images/attach_add.png

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# 3 is Sears Saddleryhttp://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/style_images/usmf/folder_attach_images/attach_add.png

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#4 is Wilsonhttp://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/style_images/usmf/folder_attach_images/attach_add.png

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Tanker helmet eye candy!!!!!!!!.... thumbsup.gif .....mike


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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Very nice ones indeed.

I hope to have one of every maker too one day.

 

Erwin


704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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One of the reasons I joined the Forum, to show off some of my goodies. This is my Rawlings tanker helmet size 7 1/2", I traded three different helmets for it, I got the googles off US eBay for $9, I guess everybody was sleeping, they're not in that good of shape, but they do the job.

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This is mine, a Rawlings with the necessary earphones, etc.

The microphone has been replaced with a throat microphone type.

It's on my 1st display.

 

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Erwin


704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Hey Erwin, (like Rommel?, just kidding) what kinda other tanker goodies do you have? I tried to get into your website, but a person needs a password, does it show your activities and the likes?


"Old tankers never die, they just smell that way!"

A co. 4/73rd Armor, 1st Infantry Division (Forward)

 

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If I get his uniform, then I don't mind being called Rommel. B)

 

As for the tanker goodies; I haven't got that much (first pattern coveralls, shirts, Ike jackets, insignia, ...).

Currently working on a second display depicting a GI in the 704th TD Bn as in December 1944.

 

You can see some of the items here on USMF.

At the forum where I am moderator, there is more to see, yes.

I sort of "commute" between the two. ;)

 

Erwin


704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Thats weird I just found this picture on militarymashup.com, and its the same guys from the first page!

 

 

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Here's a pic...motorcylcist with carbine and tanker helmet. A one man mechanized army? w00t.gif

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What kind of helmet would my dad have worn as a gunner on an amphibious tank on Okinawa..WW2? Wear can I get one...thanks, I'm new

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Here's my early "Donut" tanker helmet...my pride and joy! :lol: .....mike

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Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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mmmmmmm.....donuts!!! w00t.gif


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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What kind of helmet would my dad have worn as a gunner on an amphibious tank on Okinawa..WW2? Wear can I get one...thanks, I'm new

 

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J Canno..welcome to the forum......dad would have almost certainly have worn the standard M1 steel helmet during his service

 

Regards

 

LLoyd


What do you need another one of those for.....you have 6 of them already ?.........

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my girlfriend to me on a regular basis as another piece of US WW2 "Green stuff" aka militaria arrives in the post..:-)

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Ive been wanting one of these for about three years now,since US headgear is not my main collecting interest when i have spare cash it seems like something allways comes up and the tanker helmet gets bumped down my list of wants.after trying to buy one a few times and getting out bid on ebay i found one from a dealer for less than i have seen them sell for on ebay lately!

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my avatar photo is my great grandfather Raymond Saunders, field remount squadrom 301,AEF

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