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It looks like a Korean War era liner from the webbing. The liner chinstrap looks to wide and a lighter color than usual. Where did you find the helmet? Also, is the liner sweatband black or just a dark brown? I don't know the decal but I bet you it has something to do with Texas. :D


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It looks like a Korean War era liner from the webbing. The liner chinstrap looks to wide and a lighter color than usual. Where did you find the helmet? Also, is the liner sweatband black or just a dark brown? I don't know the decal but I bet you it has something to do with Texas. :D

 

The webbing looks 0D3 to me which would make it WWII manufacture not 50s era. But the pics are small.

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Third picture in post number four you can very much see the chinstrap.. and enough to know its not US. US issue ones are not that bright and orange.

 

 

agreed the liner chin strap is not a US version but a post war euro clone version.

 

Regards Nick

 

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On the basis of what can be seen in the photo, I too agree with the comments above re the chinstrap...it's either a repro or a "Euro-clone". Original US made chinstraps, both WW2 and post WW2 have a dark "chestnut brown" finish. Repros and "Euro-clones" are invariably un-dyed and retain a natural tan colour as yours appears to have. If you want to debate the issue further then take and post some clear close-up shots of the chinstrap. There are members on here who have forgotten more than you know about M1 helmets. Listen...and think "learning curve"!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

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It's not a good practice to ask member's advice on your helmet, and then tell them they're wrong. Take your time and browse the helmet section of the forum to familiarize yourself with what a true, original M1 looks like, and go from there.

 

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The decals at any rate are, 49th Infantry Division (The 49ers) hence the Gold Miner, the other, 184th Infantry, California National Guard Division and Infantry Component, plus the rank of Sergeant, the grade insignia for the1948 regulation ( this is a discusion in it self). The liner in my estimation would be WORN in the 50s I would say, remembering that WWII liners some times even with WWII parts continued to issued and worn well into the 50s, even if it was repainted at any point. Now this Leather Chin strap, could it be snaped into the liner upside down, with it's natuaral untanned, chromed side showing? Nah, it looks quite thick.

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