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Korean War or Vietnam Camouflage helmet ?


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Looking through eBay late the other month I found this for sale on a BIN and pushed the button. 
Another heavily used Camouflage M1 helmet with lots of salty elements that I love. 
 

As it’s a rear seam I’m guessing Korean War use, all be it the camouflage pattern shows lots of elements of the 27th infantry camo patterns used in the PTO. 
This features a black and pale green camo that’s had a dent in the top there for making it bowl for shaving etc. 

 

The chin straps have the anchor and I’m wondering if they could be Korean War issue ? They still have mud on them and they are heavily worn.

 

What do you all think, Korean War or Vietnam War ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As the rear seam came into play in Nov 1944 I’m guessing this was used late in the PTO and even in the mopping up of the islands which lasted for months afterwards, 

then the helmet was re used in the Korean War as the 27th was attached to the 25th infantry and fought with them. 
 

 

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here is another I used to own with that same pattern and one I do own 

 

 

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644td

The chinstraps do not support WW2 or Korean War. I like the looks of it but it could have been used by a foreign country.

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1 hour ago, ArchangelDM said:

Looking through eBay late the other month I found this for sale on a BIN and pushed the button. 
Another heavily used Camouflage M1 helmet with lots of salty elements that I love. 
 

As it’s a rear seam I’m guessing Korean War use, all be it the camouflage pattern shows lots of elements of the 27th infantry camo patterns used in the PTO. 
This features a black and pale green camo that’s had a dent in the top there for making it bowl for shaving etc. 

 

The chin straps have the anchor and I’m wondering if they could be Korean War issue ? They still have mud on them and they are heavily worn.

 

What do you all think, Korean War or Vietnam War ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very cool helmet. If not for the chinstraps I could have thought late PTO. However with those chinstraps ..somtime in the 50s to Viet Nam era. Either way its a nice salty camo. Great catch!

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Blueprint

Nice camo Dean!

But like the other mentioned: those chinstraps are post KW.

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9 hours ago, 644td said:

The chinstraps do not support WW2 or Korean War. I like the looks of it but it could have been used by a foreign country.


Thanks Marty

 I believe these chinstraps where available 1950 so could have been Korean War used 

 

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Just now, ArchangelDM said:


Thanks Marty

 I believe these chinstraps where available 1950 so could have been Korean War used 

 

 

33 minutes ago, Blueprint said:

Nice camo Dean!

But like the other mentioned: those chinstraps are post KW.


Thanks Hannes 

thought these came in 1950s bit I guess could be early Vietnam. 
 

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Blueprint

To my knowledge Korean War chinstraps were like yours but OD. The changeover to black came post KW. But I’ll have to look again and give you an infinite answer later on! 
 

It still has great character! Came the liner with the set? 

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26 minutes ago, Blueprint said:

To my knowledge Korean War chinstraps were like yours but OD. The changeover to black came post KW. But I’ll have to look again and give you an infinite answer later on! 
 

It still has great character! Came the liner with the set? 


It came with a Vietnam liner which I’ll post, it stank so bad I had to leave it outside. Almost like something had died inside it 

not sure if the liner was original as in good condition but who knows 

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I just looked up my research material and judging by your shell parts it is some kind of a transitional helmet shell, being issued/produced inbetweeen 1964-1966. 

The anchor buckle is commonly seen on VN lids post 1965 but then there's the round chinstrap clips, those where pre 1966. As your chinstrap hook is pretty corroded it was produced pre 1966 because in 1966 the changed to a corrosion resistent steel buckle and hook. 

 

Is there a heat lot in the shell? 

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22 minutes ago, Blueprint said:

I just looked up my research material and judging by your shell parts it is some kind of a transitional helmet shell, being issued/produced inbetweeen 1964-1966. 

The anchor buckle is commonly seen on VN lids post 1965 but then there's the round chinstrap clips, those where pre 1966. As your chinstrap hook is pretty corroded it was produced pre 1966 because in 1966 the changed to a corrosion resistent steel buckle and hook. 

 

Is there a heat lot in the shell? 


Thanks Hannes !

 

the inside is pause the same camo as the green on the shell. I can see it but I can’t read it due to paint 

I will have a look and see what I can see 

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23 minutes ago, Blueprint said:

I just looked up my research material and judging by your shell parts it is some kind of a transitional helmet shell, being issued/produced inbetweeen 1964-1966. 

The anchor buckle is commonly seen on VN lids post 1965 but then there's the round chinstrap clips, those where pre 1966. As your chinstrap hook is pretty corroded it was produced pre 1966 because in 1966 the changed to a corrosion resistent steel buckle and hook. 

 

Is there a heat lot in the shell? 


also makes sense the Vietnam liner now 

will also post that 

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Here is the liner, it stinks to high heaven and looks to also have been painted with a thick paint 

 

any idea on date ? Never seen the Pat no like that before 

 

Any help greatly appreciated 

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In the center looks to be an R + 1 in written diagonally 

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Almost seems to have some sort of weave pattern under the paint 

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