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Fixed Bale, Front Seam M1 from Vet Estate


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I've been looking for one for a few years now. Almost bought one here and there, from Ebay or a dealer. Finally nice to turn one up myself through an ad I run.

 

This is from the estate of a 31 year, three war Navy vet. I'm pretty sure he was either a Seabee or with some similar Navy ground forces, as all of his gear is infantry type of stuff.

 

Thought I would snap some pics to share. The liner was painted white. It has taken on a slight yellowish tint. It's tough to see, but I think it's a Westinghouse liner. The mm is covered in dust and I've yet to clean the liner. Can anybody tell me if the white paint is a Navy thing?

 

Best,

Blair

 

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Great helmet!!!.....what is that circular thing on the nape strap in the helmet liner?.....mike

 

Thanks for the feedback guys.

 

I'm at work, but I'm pretty sure the circular thing is the back side of the snap. I think the liner snap that the nape strap attaches to ripped through, folded around, and that is what you are seeing in the pic.

 

Blair

 

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Very nice find...I love it when I get a helmet from an estate!

"We want to get the hell over there. The quicker we clean up this Goddamned mess, the quicker we can take a little jaunt against the purple pissing Japs and clean out their nest, too. Before the Goddamned Marines get all of the credit."

- General George S. Patton, Jr

 

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