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Has anyone purchased the M1 helmets from Numrich? I did and I am asking if anyone knows who these helmets were issued too, I believe they are not American and before I cut off the chin straps I would like to ID them, who knows they could be rare or just a standard helmet. they are simply listed as US GI post WWII helmets with complete liner, plus they are really cheap..

 

any help is appreciated.. Dwayne

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Has anyone purchased the M1 helmets from Numrich? I did and I am asking if anyone knows who these helmets were issued too, I believe they are not American and before I cut off the chin straps I would like to ID them, who knows they could be rare or just a standard helmet. they are simply listed as US GI post WWII helmets with complete liner, plus they are really cheap..

 

any help is appreciated.. Dwayne

 

Be best to post pictures here.May get more input especially on the one you purchased.

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I took pictures but every time I try to post to the forum for any reason it tells me the pics are too big and yep once again too big. I only paid $15 for each so no big deal, both are some sort of paratroop liner but I think the shells are GI.

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I've ordered two of the $15 ones, and both were what I believed to be French airborne versions, fully rigged. I've attached a pic of the inside; both were exactly the same. I did not inspect the shell for a heat stamp, but it did not feel like it was US made. The Israeli ones they have on there might be something, but I've never 'played the lotto' on those.

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One has silver the other black rivets. As one who hate to ruin anything old so do you think i would be ruining the shells by cutting off the chinstraps?

 

yes, I think you would be ruining it by cutting off the straps, it will still be a fake US helmet if you try to convert it to something else

 

I collect foreign clones of the M1 used by other countries, these Spanish M65's use to be rare in the US

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I just read the Spanish helmets do not have a protected rim mine actually have them rims protected are you sure I would have Spanish helmets

 

they used both types, plus they would also recycle US helmets to make their own helmet, the Israelis, Germans, Dutch, etc also did the same

 

some were recycled / relined surplus US, and some were made by them, it's common to find a mixture of pieces on these types of sets.

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Greetings, I do not know which helmet opens the start post but the one that publishes milsurp is a helmet m1 used by the Spanish paratrooper brigade, this belongs to the PM military police, (Policia Militar) it is usual to paint or mark the helmets on the edge of the liner with the colors of the companies, these helmets are original m1c received in the mid-50s with the help received from the United States, when they began to be damaged by the intensive use they have been given (these helmets have been on duty for more than 30 years) , the problem of the difficulty to find spare parts was found, so it was easier to invent a new suspension system with local manufacturing materials, the same happened with the liners finding them of German manufacture, these helmets were used by paratroopers until 1987 year In which the new Kevlar Mars helmets were received, the suspension system and straps may seem rough and strange but it was very effective and resistant.
M65 helmets were not used by paratroopers due to their fragility and poor resistance

 

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