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my 1st M1helmet shell-opinions welcome

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Hi everybody !

 

I recently bought this M1 shell more or less 100 USD ( according to current exchange rate) and would like to know what are your thoughts about it ? I'ts marked 617A Inside, fixed bails, and front seam...genuine WW2 or not ??

 

Thanks !

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Nice looking lid, congrats!!

 

From the sheet stamps, production would be sometime between Sept/October 43. The straps look WW2 manufactured and a pic of the sowing pattern by the bail would confirm if they are original to the helmet.

 

hope that helps,

 

Kind regards

JEB

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Thanks a lot for the responses ! Here are more pics from both bails, straps, and a clearer one of number stamped :

 

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Someone polished the hardware on the straps, but it looks totally fine. For a fixed loop helmet, you can't go wrong for 100 bucks.

The chart would indeed date it late summer/fall 1943. It's for sure original.


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"The battle belonged that morning to the thin wet line of khaki that dragged itself ashore on the channel coast of France." - General Omar Bradley.

 

 

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Thank you guys for your precious help ! I'm glad to know that it's a WW2 original !

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i really like the higher heat lot fixed bails knocking around like that. My highest one is 758F. These ones escaped the fate of the swivel bail conversion

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