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US M1, Original Corking?

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Wondering if you guys think this paint and corking is original? Helmet is a front seam with swivel bails.

 

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Is $300 a good price? The texture is consistent around the whole helmet and there is some peeling around the rim.

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I've found a front seam swivel in the booth of a long time collector at an antique store absolutely mint, with net, liner, everything, for $165 bucks... I would NOT pay 300 for a plane Jane like that. Especially not without additional pictures.

 

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Seems expensive for a swivel bail...


David Turman

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"Not as Lean, not as Mean, but still a Marine!"

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That's a little bit much I'd pay for a fixed bail even

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Paint looks correct for a late war m1. I've had a few with real thick cork like this. Paint appears fine from the color, and it has a nice burnished look

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Does anyone have a reference for what early war vs late war original paint should look like?

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