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Indian Wars Era U.S. helmet. Original?


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  • 2 months later...

The chin strap looks like it is from a 1950s/60s visor hat

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Kurt what specifically about the chinstrap is incorrect? Just trying to learn something new so my brain dont go to sleep

 

Should be wide black leather with a brass buckle. If you do an internet search on M1881 Enlisted Man's helmet, you'll see some photos.

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Here’s a pretty good photo of an M1881 helmet with correct chinstrap.  It’s the same for any branch of the service.  One pic shows how the whole pre 1887 yellow trim should be.  Very cool item.78B2AF2F-B436-4F5E-9834-00B76BDFD8A3.jpeg.83dbf2847c1986aa3d1d025aac10d351.jpegC4871E65-8DFA-4AAC-A01E-6C71F46B44A2.jpeg.b6f30ede4a94e559f48bcf05102fcd58.jpeg

 

 

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