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My favorite finds of 2020


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With 2020 coming to a close, i’d like to share some of my favorite finds as my collections expanded greatly this year and i’ve acquired some amazing things. Before i begin all the M1s in this pile are all FS and most are swivel bails, We’ll begin with a shell used by a Airborne 1LT. during the Vietnam War, second is a shell that had a captains rank uncovered below a KW repaint, the third and my favorite out of all these shells is a 1st Marine Division vet’s shell which had a hole punched in the front for a screw-in EGA, a NCO bar painted on the back, and was repainted in forest green, fourth up is a WW1 Brodie refitted into a Kelly, and the one next to it is a Mccord which was chrome plated likely by a VFW post, fifth is a 4th Army NCO liner, and the final shell is a battle damaged shell which deflected a 7.92 Mauser round. Hope you guys enjoyed getting a glimpse of some my favorites and feel free to share some of yours in this thread. 54BD2271-BB66-4A58-B5B5-8A97760749D1.jpeg.1d284a7522ce1118808857f947a71d71.jpeg

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I’ll play 


my SGT ROGAL grouping and my SMITH grouping 

 

 

happy new year and a happy 2021 to everyone on the forum. 

 

- Dean 

 

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I wanna play too

 

My most interesting find for the last year would have to be this given I'm a lover of fine art and design periods of the 20th Century

 

An Art Nouveau Painted Doughboy Helmet.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, ispy said:

I wanna play too

 

My most interesting find for the last year would have to be this given I'm a lover of fine art and design periods of the 20th Century

 

An Art Nouveau Painted Doughboy Helmet.

 

 

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Now that’s different ! What a looker 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, ArchangelDM said:


Now that’s different ! What a looker 

 

 

Painting in the Art Nouveau style is difficult as it's a constant flowing almost romantic way of seeing things, an amazing effort of probably someone so young who painted it.......it's one I'd save if my house was on fire haha!

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trenchfoot

Here's a few of mine:

 

Tarawa veterans

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Battle damaged M1 with location of damage scratched on the liner

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146th NCB DDay 

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5 panel medic helmet 

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Nickman983

Here are some of mine

 

Most notable find was this early M1 w/ 1st pattern General Fibre liner named to a Seabee from NJ.

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The other two notable pickups are items I bought from forum members

 

First is a post war MP helmet

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And last but not least is a Chief Warrant Officer Schlueter with matching Hood Rubber liner

 

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The Rooster

Great finds everyone !!! Awesome even !!

I had to throw this one in..

 

Happy New Year !!!

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Usmc2004

Everyone has got some good looking helmets!  Here’s my most unique one for the year nothing to fancy, it was a local find named 89th division WWI helmet. DE8FBD2E-77A4-4585-B3FE-FF624F042F11.jpeg.346fdb8d1df74ff94fb17e72e71e7dff.jpeg811F31BC-4C8E-4327-A854-90BAEE328634.jpeg.a1f2d8d87835c4a713269562f54db1b6.jpegEE1E4D06-6D39-4378-8EDF-1106BD806D88.jpeg.4d594be549b40c4f503b012081faa98c.jpeg4F965C8A-3B1D-4082-8B00-AF7187349443.jpeg.e8bbf0feffce3492ef284bd6ab2fae3b.jpeg5BD82A02-8EFF-4725-8984-F0228D8073AE.jpeg.b518cadbca5d7fe727d6f33fcf65dd4e.jpeg

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ArchangelDM
12 hours ago, shadawg said:

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now that’s a home run !! Love the liner 

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ArchangelDM

Forgot to add this one, it’s not my normal PTO but ETO/MTO camo. It follows my guidelines for salty and combat used. If any lid has “been there and done it” it’s this Set.

Liner is so filthy the fox hole it spent time in was probably cleaner 

 

Hand Camo’d officers helmet with follow me stripe ! Havnt done any research on this one yet 

 

- Dean 

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airborneguy44

Two of my favorite finds. An unissued mint 1st pattern Hawley liner, and a Westinghouse Jungle liner with rayon webbing!

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Burning Hazard

2020 was a bit rough and I didn't make too many purchases as I'm focusing to eliminating all personal debt.

 

Nothing too special but got another WWII NCO painted liner and a T/4 painted shell.

 

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22 minutes ago, Burning Hazard said:

2020 was a bit rough and I didn't make too many purchases as I'm focusing to eliminating all personal debt.

 

Nothing too special but got another WWII NCO painted liner and a T/4 painted shell.

 

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I’m with you and also focusing on eliminating all of my debt

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11 hours ago, ArchangelDM said:


now that’s a home run !! Love the liner 

i appreciate it, always wanted to even just get close to one, its pretty much the keystone to my collection now

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2 hours ago, Burning Hazard said:

2020 was a bit rough and I didn't make too many purchases as I'm focusing to eliminating all personal debt.

 

Nothing too special but got another WWII NCO painted liner and a T/4 painted shell.

 

Pat

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man i love tec lids

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5 hours ago, ArchangelDM said:

Forgot to add this one, it’s not my normal PTO but ETO/MTO camo. It follows my guidelines for salty and combat used. If any lid has “been there and done it” it’s this Set.

Liner is so filthy the fox hole it spent time in was probably cleaner 

 

Hand Camo’d officers helmet with follow me stripe ! Havnt done any research on this one yet 

 

- Dean 

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its a beautiful little mess there

 

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On 12/31/2020 at 6:53 PM, 644td said:

Two of my finds of 2020

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One of my Favorites Marty ! 
 

Happy 2021  

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Normandy1944

Some amazing finds, congrats everyone!

I hope to find some like those myself when I’ve got budget

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ArchangelDM
14 hours ago, shadawg said:

its a beautiful little mess there

 


I love been there combat lids, it does not get any better for me ! 🪖 
 

 

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17 hours ago, ArchangelDM said:


One of my Favorites Marty ! 
 

Happy 2021  

Thank you Dean, I’m trying to Match your collection but will never make it. LOL

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