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#1 Deputy 89C6

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 04:48 PM

Hey guys...on of my side hobbies is restoring WW I & WW II helmets. I just sold a nice 1917A1 but I have this M1 for sale now....it's the perfect for the Thompson owner. Everything is original except for the chin straps...I added these.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=2232902603
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#2 SgtMartin

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 07:13 PM

is it d or swivel bales? and does it have front or rear seem split on the shell? also is it corked texture? i am looking for a second helmet for reenacting as i am doing infantry now, but my helmet is a para.
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#3 Waffen Und Bier

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 11:36 PM

Description from eBay "Offered is a very nice WW II era M1 front seam, swivel bale helmet with a WW II parachute silk helmet cover. The helmet had the original dark green paint and there are no dings or rust. The liner has the original OD # 3 web suspension with the often missing nape strap. Leather sweat band shows use, but has a long life ahead of it. The camo cover is made of WW II era parachute silk. Parachute silk was often used for this purpose, and it's use was made famous by Sergeant Saunders on the old television series Combat. It would be very hard to upgrade this helmet. Chin straps are replacements, everything else is original. "

That's neat. Gotta pick up some para material one day to do that to my helmet.
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#4 John Jr

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:25 AM

A hundred dollars for a steel pot with reproduction parts? I know nothing about the military webgear, but if these are the prices, save up for a real gun and scrap the fake accessories.

Give me a break!

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Also this is WAY OFF TOPIC. Needs to be moved and quick. Lets not let the board turn into an ebay advertisment for reproduction WW2 helmets.
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#5 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 11:23 AM

Line em up, and mow em down there Johnny Jr.... God forbid we stray off topic...
Gueeze Louize in a Summer Breeze...
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#6 Overkill211

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Posted 27 March 2004 - 12:31 AM

I like my helmet better.

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(Along with the rest of the set.) wink.gif

Edited by Overkill211, 27 March 2004 - 12:33 AM.

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Posted 27 March 2004 - 01:24 AM

Very nice, Overkill. Question: What are the red and yellow stripes on the front handguard of your Garand all about?
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Posted 27 March 2004 - 08:55 AM

Overkill211,

Not a bad WWII impression. Not to be too critical or anything, but you have your leggings on backwards. The laces and hooks go on the outside of the legs, not the inside. Your impression will look more authentic if the equipment is on correctly. Nice job though and nice picture.
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Posted 27 March 2004 - 09:28 AM

I believe the stripes on the Garand are British markings applied to Lend-Lease guns meaning, "Not .303 Calibre". The idea was to keep Tommys from trying to load the wrong round, like you could get .303 in a Garand clip! Is this right, guys? Nice impression!
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Posted 27 March 2004 - 07:21 PM

Enjoyed seeing your outfit, Overkill. Are you into reinacting?
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#11 Overkill211

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Posted 28 March 2004 - 01:53 AM

Thanks gijive, I was wondering about those leggings. There didn't seem to be a "wrong" feel either way. (They didn't hook on each other & trip me.) I need to get the uniform dirty, too. It's still reproduction fresh. There just isn't mud in AZ often enough.
The stripes do indeed point to a lend-lease. The barrel has the correct cold-stamping above the gas cylinder. It is NOT a WW2 lend-lease, though. My serial number places its birth at the Springfield armory in January of 1945. The "official" paint stripe scheme used in WW2 would have been at the rear of the front handguard - a single red stripe with a black 30-06 painted on top. I think this one was sent to the UK during Korea.
(BTW, the "yellow" stripe is actually white... but age, linseed oil, and the shade I was in make it look yellow.)
I wouldn't be opposed to joining a reenacting group, but all of the 5th Rangers groups I've found were in the Eastern US. Quite a trip from AZ. Besides, I'd like to wait until I manage to acquire an M1928A1 (a long-running dream of mine, and the reason I found this board). I'd really love to find an M1918, but it would take 5 years to save enough for one of those at my current cash surplus rate.
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Posted 28 March 2004 - 02:01 AM

That's what I thought single red stipe with .300 and or 30-06 marked on WWII british grands. Kick myself I scrubbed the fadded red out of a spare handguard and ten years later I wish I would have just left it for the colector value....

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#13 John Jr

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:33 AM

I was reading Tracie Hill's book when this Asian broad walked into the bar with a new type of swimsuit on. She was wearing it perfectly and it really made her unusually gigantic.....

Have I strayed off topic... Opps

I mowed the bitch down with my M1 Thompson. Back on topic now.........

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 01:49 AM

You're kind of a dickweed™* sometimes aren't you? Just an observation not a personal attack.....



* dickweed stolen from MST3K


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