Dating m1 helmet shell

Published: 05.09.2017

It doesn't sound like much but when you see them side by side it becomes pretty obvious that there is a difference. The cover was reversible with leaf patterns in green or brown for fall or winter operations.

There are many fine websites that have additional information on this topic, too many to list here and too many to keep up with as they come and go. However what must be noted is that there was no standard, which is why you often come across many varied shades of "Battleship" grey USN helmets.

There was two front seam helmets posted a few days ago with heat stamps I cannot find an "S" inside The straps and the A washers: The Army did not have a standard issue helmet net until the M helmet net which appeared in Europe in December or January Feel free to contribute; any information is welcome! Dating the US M1. It is a molded plastic, something that did not show up in American helmet liners until much after WWII during WWII US liners went from a stiff cardboardy paper to stiff rubber called low pressure liners to a fiberglass looking brown substance called high pressure liners.

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Submit a new link. Oh no that's amazingly helpful! No pictures of your buddy's sister or links to your charities. Yeah I read that website, but I couldn't find the number. If hatred is the intent of the post, it will be removed; this sub is for learning purposes only, not for spreading hate.

World War Two US Rear Seam M1 Helmet Shell

The helmet has a chin strap "bail" or "bale" -- a rectangular wire loop -- on each side attached with either a hinge or welded directly to the helmet. Then there is the material itself. Would lead some creedance to the overlap in time scenario With such a high heat stamp, the shell should be rear Seam. It was of two-piece design with an outer Hadfield manganese steel shell and a separate inner liner containing the suspension system.

I can grab some photos in just a minute.

    1. Paul_Houston - 14.09.2017 in 00:31

      How and why would that have happened? Those numbers are heat lot numbers put on by the manufacturer.

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