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M1880 Helmet

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It's actually an 1889 pattern helmet, which has a slightly different brim shape than the 1880 pattern. These are some of my favorite US helmets, and I've never seen one marked as a subcontract piece to Ridabock. Very cool.

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Nice, I have its twin. I display it with Span Am vintage Marine Corps items as the Marines also wore it during that time frame. I have always liked this model helmet. Missed a chance at an original white lacquered chin strap to put on it years ago and have regretted missing the opportunity ever since.

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.




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