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M1 HELMET NEED HELP WITH THE INSIGNIA

Discussion in 'Uniforms, Personal Gear (Kit) and Accessories' started by ARCHANGELDM, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. ARCHANGELDM

    ARCHANGELDM Dishonorably Discharged

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    Hi sniper
    got this one too its a vietnam helmet need to know if u think the decals are original ?

    Let me know
    Thanks Dean
     

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    sniper1946 Expert

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    hand painted decals, not sure dean, could be..it's the 1st air cavalry division, army logo..
     
  3. ARCHANGELDM

    ARCHANGELDM Dishonorably Discharged

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    How would you know, did they hand paint as well as stencil in vietnam ?
    Regards
    Dean
     
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    it certainly looks hand painted, as a stencil would be more uniformed in shape, I should imagine..
     
  5. Skipper

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    Your first helmet looks good to me, I'm not too sure about the second decal though. It could be hand painted for reenactors, but Vietnam is not my specialty. Just a reminder this is a WWII forum, even if I don't mind a Vietnam helmet from time to time
     
  6. sniper1946

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    as skip said, the re-enactor thing..
     
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    ARCHANGELDM Dishonorably Discharged

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    Sorry skip :p just wanted the help from the proffesionlas. So u like the first helmet can i ask if u think its worth more than 20 english pounds ?
     
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    ARCHANGELDM Dishonorably Discharged

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    Sorry for that skipper just wanted a little help from the experts :), and this site has alot. In your personal opinion is the korean helmet woth more than £20
    Regards
     
  9. formerjughead

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    That's a display helmet or a presentation helmet or an "I Love Me" helmet. The insignia add no value to it.

    The helmet liner's are where you would usually expect to find that type of decoration.

    Anything less than $50.00 is a good price for a US M-1 Helmet with the "Clip to Bail" chin strap.

    Here is a link to a Date guide for US Helmets:
    Dating the M1 Steel Helmet

    As for the Korean helmet, it would make a good Helmet cover display. $20-$30 (US) would be okay
     
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    I agree that 50 $ is a good price, I'd say 20-30 $ for the second.
     
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    Thankyou :)
     

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