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hiya guys

 

this is a project M-1 ive been doing for a little while know & i think its finally completed :thumbsup:

 

i started with the shell bought for around £50 the chin strap i had for a while sitting around from another lid i bought from a flea market but the helmet was no good so i removed the chin strap for later use, the liner again came with another helmet which was about £30 but it was again a clone helmet so i kept the liner which is a WESTINGHOUSE make so i put these toghter with the shell to make a complete helmet & finished it off with a WW2 era net for £12.99 & 1943 goggles £4.99.

 

hope ive dont it justice, as for the name & number in the liner not sure about them not really taken the time to see if they're real :think:

 

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Regards Nick

 

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what do ya reckon found in a barn in normandy :naughty: :whistling:


 

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VERY nice restoration. I would not have the patience to do that. :thumbsup:


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cheers mate

 

its taken about 9 months the finaly all the pieces to put it together :thumbsup:


 

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cheers mate

 

the flag is on the wall now mate its an old pic :thumbsup:


 

Regards Nick

 

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Awesome! I like those kind of projects like your helmet, but it is a bit of a letdown when you DO finally get it all together (i.e. once the grail has been acheived.)

cheers,

capa

 

that is true but i do have a very nice liner awaiting to be reunited with a shell so ya never know :thumbsup:


 

Regards Nick

 

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In the words of the great Sacha Baren Cohen, "IZZZZ NIICCEE!!" :thumbsup: Great job restoring this pot!

 

cheers mate

 

its def one of my favs :D :thumbsup:


 

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Very good resto!! May I ask how you reattatched the chin straps? Did you use a sewing machine or have it done professionally?


I am looking for the following items to complete my Viet Nam helmet shells

 

- two helmet liners

(paratrooper or regular and would like WW2 to 1972)

 

-2 helmet covers

(OD or camo)

 

-2 chin strap assemblies

 

- 2 helmet bands or other interesting helmet accesories

 

 

Interested in collecting any 1901st Engineering Avaiation Battalion Items

Or items named to John H. Gallagher Jr.

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thanks guys for the kind words :thumbsup:

 

Very good resto!! May I ask how you reattatched the chin straps? Did you use a sewing machine or have it done professionally?

 

well its hand sewn by me thats why there really isnt a close up of that bit as i dont have a sewing machine nor know anyone that can do it for me.


 

Regards Nick

 

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thanks guys for the kind words :thumbsup:

well its hand sewn by me thats why there really isnt a close up of that bit as i dont have a sewing machine nor know anyone that can do it for me.

 

Very nice job. I've got a number of shells, a few fixed bales, without straps. You can use a sewing machine to 'bar tack', I think that's the term, the straps back on. I've got a 'how to' document on it. Finding period straps at a decent price is another matter.

 

I can honestly say I'm inspired to restore mine now. No sense in them just sitting in a box in storage much longer.


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thanks guys for the kind words :thumbsup:

well its hand sewn by me thats why there really isnt a close up of that bit as i dont have a sewing machine nor know anyone that can do it for me.

 

Very nice job. I've got a number of shells, a few fixed bales, without straps. You can use a sewing machine to 'bar tack', I think that's the term, the straps back on. I've got a 'how to' document on it. Finding period straps at a decent price is another matter.

 

I can honestly say I'm inspired to restore mine now. No sense in them just sitting in a box in storage much longer.


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Very nice job. I've got a number of shells, a few fixed bales, without straps. You can use a sewing machine to 'bar tack', I think that's the term, the straps back on. I've got a 'how to' document on it. Finding period straps at a decent price is another matter.

 

I can honestly say I'm inspired to restore mine now. No sense in them just sitting in a box in storage much longer.

 

 

Please do!!! I have a shell that needs some chin strap help!


I am looking for the following items to complete my Viet Nam helmet shells

 

- two helmet liners

(paratrooper or regular and would like WW2 to 1972)

 

-2 helmet covers

(OD or camo)

 

-2 chin strap assemblies

 

- 2 helmet bands or other interesting helmet accesories

 

 

Interested in collecting any 1901st Engineering Avaiation Battalion Items

Or items named to John H. Gallagher Jr.

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Nicely done Nick, now all you need is a dirty big spankin spade slopped on the side and an ebay ad saying how it was found in bastogne :P

All kidding aside, real great job, you did good :thumbsup:


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cheers mate :thumbsup:

 

but the thing is if i was to sell it on i would have to take it apart to do so just in case it does go to someone who would do exactly that which would be a shame !!!!


 

Regards Nick

 

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