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Medic Helmet identification and date?


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Fratlanta

Found this helmet recently and since I am not an helmet guy, I was wondering if you could tell me how old it is m and if it is the real deal and not something that a kid painted while playing soldiers with his friends

 

just in case you can’t see it on the pics, this is a rear seam helmet

 

thx for your help

 

 

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The Rooster

Its a nice job! it looks brushed on carefully.

Do you have any close in  well lit pics of the paint?

Everyone on here will want to see that. As close and sharp and well lit as you can get.

I like it. But I dont know. Others will have to weigh in.

Looks like green buckles Korean era?

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Fratlanta
13 minutes ago, The Rooster said:

Its a nice job! it looks brushed on carefully.

Do you have any close in  well lit pics of the paint?

Everyone on here will want to see that. As close and sharp and well lit as you can get.

I like it. But I dont know. Others will have to weigh in.

Looks like green buckles Korean era?

 

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Mikeym_us
21 minutes ago, Fratlanta said:

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Looks like a McCord helmet from the 50's? Is that a sand or cork texture?

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Fratlanta
4 minutes ago, Mikeym_us said:

Looks like a McCord helmet from the 50's? Is that a sand or cork texture?

not quite sure. As mentioned above , I am not a helmet guy. Looks like sand to me but I could be wrong

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manayunkman

It’s sand. 
 

Vietnam era helmet.

 

Paint looks good but it’s hard to be sure.

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The Rooster

i thought Vietnam at first too but its got Korean war 50's era chin straps and it does not have apple green Vietnam era paint.

I'd say 1950's. Unless that heat stamp is post 1950's on the shell?

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Looks to me like a lot of chips and corrosion on the shell that is clearly covered by the insignia. The basics is that this implies that the insignia was applied after the wear and age seen elsewhere on the shell. It appears to be a recent addition IMO.

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Mikeym_us
3 hours ago, The Rooster said:

i thought Vietnam at first too but its got Korean war 50's era chin straps and it does not have apple green Vietnam era paint.

I'd say 1950's. Unless that heat stamp is post 1950's on the shell?

And it has the 50's era McCord helmet heat lot numbers.

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Korean War-era produced McCord. Looks like the original texture and paint but the paint from this era is finicky. Green hardware chinstrap is also Korean War-era. That in it's own roght is pretty cool as the green hardware is getting harder to find and is indeed desirable. 

As for the medic panels....eh. Like dmar836 stated, looks like they were applied later on in the helmets service life. 

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