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Hello, some of these helmets I've had for a long time. The first helmet I restored, but I used the wrong paint so I'll need to change that. I've had that helmet since the 80's when I was a kid. It had been really messed with, in which I didn't know anything about it. I looked like it was all sanded down and the rim edging was removed. A few years back, I found out that it had been a front seam helmet. So I found some material to make an edging and replaced it. Recorked it and painted. I believe it is a McCord made helmet. 

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The second helmet I bought about a year ago for 10 bucks. I'm thinking of recorking and painting it. Some stupid person drilled a hole through it at the top. I filled it in with JB weld. But I don't know much about this helmet. I believe it's a McCord late WW2 front seam and I don't think it is stainless steel rim.

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The third helmet is a front seam stainless steel rim. Someone a while back told me it was a fixed bail which was converted to swivel bail. I was wondering why it has the od 7 chin strap. I thought that all WW2 chin straps were od 3! I believe it is a McCord also. I really like the name on the inside, Lt. Almy. The heat lot number is hard to see. 282B. I'm definitely not going to mess with this one. 

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The fourth helmet from what I have read is it is a Motor Wheel sub contractor by McCord, I think. Stamp is MWA64. That's all I know.

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3 hours ago, Paddyd00 said:

Very nice friend.  Nice group of US Steel :)

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Thank you  Paddyd00. Not much of a collection, just something interesting to have and look at. 

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2 hours ago, Justin said:

Nice group, the Motor Wheel Corp shell is especially nice. Don't see those very often. 

Thanks. Yes I don't know much about the Motor Wheel shell. I actually just found out what it was a few days ago. Just learning about all of them. Gets addicting!

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