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Hey guys this is my great grandfathers WW1 helmet. It is original came paint and matches his unit. Sorry for low res. There is also a pre WW1 photo of him before he was shipped out. I believe he was in the Mounted Artillery. I also have his Calvary sword and a garrison cap that has a USNA disk

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Does a magnet stick to that British example? Might be one of the first couple thousand that were rimless and made of magnetic steel...

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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Does a magnet stick to that British example? Might be one of the first couple thousand that were rimless and made of magnetic steel...

I just checked and a magnet does stick to this helmet. I checked the magnet on my other WW1 helmets and none stick. So, that makes this one an early WW1 helmet?

 

Chris

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I just checked and a magnet does stick to this helmet. I checked the magnet on my other WW1 helmets and none stick. So, that makes this one an early WW1 helmet?

 

Chris

 

What does the remaining chinstrap loop look like?

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I just checked and a magnet does stick to this helmet. I checked the magnet on my other WW1 helmets and none stick. So, that makes this one an early WW1 helmet?

 

Chris

It very well could be. My example, I think, was refitted with a standard Brodie liner after its initial issue, and was brought back by an unknown local man.

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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What does the remaining chinstrap loop look like?

Unfortunately, there is nothing left of the chinstrap. Only the shell, with one split rivet chinstrap attachment point. Here is a picture of the only remaining rivet.

 

 

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