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Barn Find Korean War First Armored Division M1


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This helmet came out of a dusty old horse barn a couple weeks ago. Couldn’t get any information from the people running the sale as to who it belonged to. Liner and helmet have been together a long time, both sharing the same moisture damage. The liner is the real star although full of dirt and horse hair it’s a WWII production Firestone made with the First Armored paper decal at the front. Webbing is mostly WWII with a replacement sweatband. The shell is a standard rear seam with both chinstraps remaining. There is some light rust and pitting. The soldiers laundry number is stamped several times in the shell. Thanks for looking, if you want more pictures let me know.353D2C88-E067-460D-8EED-296CFFC63625.jpeg.e7408648732da438ee47ba9aac335d58.jpegC48DAC8B-AA12-40F0-A7F8-2A59D90E259D.jpeg.132718ca0595cf31ee5ecbe8a785a6f5.jpegDB075A2A-8231-42B0-B6D8-1110FED4AFE8.jpeg.d3e4dcf93fbc8fe44527cc6895e1a13e.jpeg2D75DD40-F703-4B89-B6E0-FAE73F6B78BE.jpeg.11cadadc67f689656fcb39abd3f3cec4.jpeg118EBE13-5B87-4B80-A7EB-7C5E4EB744DE.jpeg.fe5c68bd1a275f85b88ecccd90a578cf.jpegE297563A-2D2C-4597-A4E4-3C2F9E15C8AD.jpeg.ea17eb175fa1560b563422c79c48ed98.jpeg

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12 minutes ago, zk4298militaria said:

The hhff

 

Accidentally hit submit, please remove. 

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M24 Chaffee

That’s a nice looking set! It has some good character!

 

Frank

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manayunkman

Could be Vietnam era with that black clip on the chinstrap.

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TheGoose

Liner is late WWII production, but the sweatband and nape strap are early 1950s era.  The shell chinstraps would date the set to the 1960s.

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Smokeshow

This is a cool helmet! Kw war era or not, I feel like you probably got a good deal! Nice find. Liner is pretty cool as well. 

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twthmoses

Very nice find. Could you post a couple of more images of the seam, loops, both of them and maybe the lot stamp, if visible.

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