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Old 08-12-2019, 08:05 PM
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Default FS: 3 top shelf post-war M1 helmet examples

Below are three post-war M1 helmets from my personal collection. All three would be hard to improve upon and are either in unissued or excellent condition. Payment via PayPal or USPS money order preferred. Please pm with any questions or offers.


1. Early Vietnam Era USMC M1 - Asking $175 shipped in CONUS

Manufactured by Parish Dana Corp with a heat lot # of 7681. Helmet is a rear seam, swivel bail variant that wears crimp-on T1 chinstraps with black anchor marked hardware. Camouflage cover is an OG-107 cover that saw limited use within the USMC. These camo covers have been encountered in three variations; those with no foliage slits, foliage slits with finished buttonhole style stitching, and standard foliage slits as seen on this helmet. The production of these covers is not well documented so no specifics are known. Examples have been found with 1957 contract dates, but most encountered examples are undated and were likely produced sometime during the 1960's.

Helmet liner is a high pressure P55 variant produced by Firestone during the 1961-1963 timeframe. This particular liner features OD7 green cotton webbing, black painted steel A washers with brass rivets, a removeable chinstrap with an anchor marked black steel buckle and DOT marked rivets. Contract numbers of sweatband and nape strap look to be DSA-100-1399 (sweatband) and DSA-1-1933-63-1 (nape strap).










2. Late-Vietnam Era M1-C - Asking $200 shipped in CONUS

Manufactured by Ingersoll with a heat lot # of 1-8493. Helmet is a rear seam, swivel bail variant that wears crimp-on T1 parachutist's chinstraps with black anchor marked hardware. Mitchell pattern camouflage cover is a long flap version made from cotton duck material and was produced under a 1973 contract by Society for the Blind Inc.

Helmet liner is a high pressure P64 parachutist's variant produced by Firestone (F+29 mold, 1968 contract dated webbing). This particular liner features OD7 green cotton webbing and black painted steel A washers with brass rivets. Sweatband is dated 1974, but contract information is not printed on nape strap. Included is a NOS copy of a Vietnam era parachutist's liner instruction booklet.








3. 1980's Era M1-C - Asking $120 shipped in CONUS

Manufactured by Ingersoll and bears a partial heat stamp # of 1-842?. Helmet is a rear seam, swivel bail variant that wears crimp-on T1 parachutist's chinstraps with black P marked hardware. Woodland pattern camouflage cover is made from cotton and nylon twill material under a 1982 contract (first year after change from ERDL pattern) produced by Society for the Blind Inc.

Helmet liner is a high pressure P64 parachutist's variant produced by Consolidated Molded Plastics during the 1969-1974 timeframe (date stamp on webbing not legible). This particular liner features OD7 green cotton webbing and black painted steel A washers with brass rivets. Sweatband is dated 1978, but contract information is not legible on nape strap. The liner also features a parachutist's helmet liner pad, better known as a "brain blotter", which was commonly used in airborne helmets during the 1975-1986 timeframe. This pad was added as a preventative safety measure due to paratrooper deaths resulting from the rear nape strap buckle being driven into the skull during an impact to the back of the head.



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Old 08-12-2019, 09:46 PM
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:00 PM
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All three helmets are sold to Fish.
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