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Picked this one up at an estate sale last weekend along with a few other helmets.

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...showtopic=64006

 

This fixed bail is definately an ETO helmet with the rear follow me officer's white stripe. Also looks like he used his helmet to cook in, note the black discoloration on the top exterior. Unfortunately not identified but definately a keeper! :)

 

Enjoy!

Bryan

 

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Small holes in the front of the helmet for the Lt. bars.

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Food or soap residue?

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Helmet liner has a thick coating of varnish. Most likely done after the end of hostilities for formations, parades, etc..

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I'd say it's a keeper! Nice pick up Bryan :wink2:


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I agree......keeper :thumbsup:

 

Nice to see how the rank was attached.Have seen this before but not real common to see the helmet drilled in my opinion.Seen the liners drilled but the shells tend to be welded.Just a great piece.

 

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Thats a very interesting helmet!!!....mike :thumbsup:


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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This is another helmet from the estate sale last weekend. What I really like about this fixed bail (beside the price) is the dark OD factory chinstraps. Been looking for one of those for a few years now. Note how the Lt. rank was made from medical tape and also how the 2nd Lt. gold bar was painted over with silver paint on the steel pot. Must have been promoted.

 

Enjoy!

Bryan

 

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Note the Rayon nape strap. The leather chinstrap was broken so I demporarily attached it with masking tape.

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“There's not much I can tell you about this war. It's like all wars, I guess.The undertakers are winning.The politicians who talk about the glory of it.The old men who talk about the need of it.The soldiers, well, they just wanna go home.” Jimmy Stewart in Shenandoah

 

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WoW!!....thats a cool lid!....love that Rayon nape!!......mike :w00t:


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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This is another helmet I picked up last weekend at an estate sale. This one is near mint and is complete minus a nape strap. Looks like it might have been worn once or twice.

 

Enjoy!

Bryan

 

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“There's not much I can tell you about this war. It's like all wars, I guess.The undertakers are winning.The politicians who talk about the glory of it.The old men who talk about the need of it.The soldiers, well, they just wanna go home.” Jimmy Stewart in Shenandoah

 

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This is liner I piner that I picked up there too. It is complete however the leather chinstrap has become petrified and I don't dare move it. :lol:

 

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“There's not much I can tell you about this war. It's like all wars, I guess.The undertakers are winning.The politicians who talk about the glory of it.The old men who talk about the need of it.The soldiers, well, they just wanna go home.” Jimmy Stewart in Shenandoah

 

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That's a great helmet. I love the way the bar was attached. Nice piece of history.


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Nice one. What is the heat stamp on this one????

 

Steve

 

Steve,

 

The heat stamp on the McCord fixed bail with dark OD chinstraps is "181B" and the chinstraps have steel flat chinstrap buckles. All bartacking thread is dark OD with the exception of the bartacking for the J hook, one side is light OD and the other side is dark OD.

 

Bryan


“There's not much I can tell you about this war. It's like all wars, I guess.The undertakers are winning.The politicians who talk about the glory of it.The old men who talk about the need of it.The soldiers, well, they just wanna go home.” Jimmy Stewart in Shenandoah

 

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Those are some Terrific helmets. I especially love the first 2 Lt. you posted. VERY NICE!!!!


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Simply awesome helmets.

 

I really love them.

 

I have never seen a 2LT bar fixed in such a way. I'd only seem them welded before.


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Bryan-

where to start? they are all super. do you think the black stencil number on the mint one is a serial number or some manufacturer stamp?

woody

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:blink: :jeal0001:

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Nice variations!


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