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First M1 helmet Id.


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I just purchased my first M1 helmet, and was looking for an ID on it, and the liner. 

The stamping I found on the shell appears to be "515A" Also it is OD, though looks lime from the flash. It's also a front seem.

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The Rooster

From the crimp mark on the rim opposite the bail, it looks like it was a fixed bail at one time. All the fixed bails had a crimp mark on the rim

opposite the bails. Is the rim Stainless under the green paint?

 

With the paint and the clip on straps, it looks like it was used through the 1980's.

The liner too. Late 70's early 80's.

Clip in webbing and thick plastic. The orange inside late liners were much thicker than the earlier models.

Better pictures would help also some shots inside the steel and up front near the rim would help.

Nice one.

 

Thanks for posting it.

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On 2/5/2022 at 12:42 PM, The Rooster said:

From the crimp mark on the rim opposite the bail, it looks like it was a fixed bail at one time. All the fixed bails had a crimp mark on the rim

opposite the bails. Is the rim Stainless under the green paint?

 

With the paint and the clip on straps, it looks like it was used through the 1980's.

The liner too. Late 70's early 80's.

Clip in webbing and thick plastic. The orange inside late liners were much thicker than the earlier models.

Better pictures would help also some shots inside the steel and up front near the rim would help.

Nice one.

 

Thanks for posting it.

Thanks for the reply. Yes the rim is stainless and has a front seem. Here are a few more pics.

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