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Theriddler

Hi Guys

Just picked up this Firestone/Inland liner. It’s has an interesting collection of parts, PKW late WW2 OD3 adjustable nape strap and a 1956 OD7 SMC sweatband. On the inside of the liner webbing there is a large JM stamp. There is a picture of an identical stamp in Pieter Oosterman’s book The M-1 Helmet of World War II GI but he doesn’t list the manufacturer.

Anybody have any idea who JM was?
 

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Burning Hazard

I took a peek at Pieter's book and looks like there is nothing for "JM" and "C" stamped webbing; likely unidentified or lost to time.

 

Pat

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TheGoose
17 hours ago, Burning Hazard said:

I took a peek at Pieter's book and looks like there is nothing for "JM" and "C" stamped webbing; likely unidentified or lost to time.

 

Pat

I agree.  Any particular reason you are interested in the webbing manufacturer?  It has not been a focus of M1 collectors at all so I would venture to say not a lot of time has been spent identifying them.

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aef1917

Identifying webbing manufacturers is another piece of the M1 puzzle, and it should interest collectors.  40 years ago, an M1 was an M1 was an M1, and now look at the accumulated body of knowledge surrounding them.

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Theriddler

Hi Guys

“Any particular reason you are interested in the webbing manufacturer?” Just out of curiosity. It’s one of those things that I like about collecting M1’s. When you get a new for the collection you sometimes don’t know what you’re going to get. There are so many small details that make it interesting for example who made the helmet, the liner manufacturer, whether the nape strap and headband are from the same time period, any unusual markings on the webbing anything that could identify the person it was issued to etc.

Recently I was able to identify one of the previous owners of one of my WW2 M1 shells and find a newspaper clipping giving some details about him and a photo of him. That was very satisfying.

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