HELP! Is this M1 authentic?

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    American Picker

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    HELP! Is this M1 authentic?

    Post by American Picker on Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:43 pm

    Could anybody tell me what year this helmet is and if you think the captain's bars and pictures are original to the helmet.

    https://servimg.com/view/19265649/6

    https://servimg.com/view/19265649/7

    https://servimg.com/view/19265649/8

    https://servimg.com/view/19265649/9

    https://servimg.com/view/19265649/10
    The cover is shriveled up inside

    https://servimg.com/view/19265649/11

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    Re: HELP! Is this M1 authentic?

    Post by 1stDivVet on Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:42 am

    Post WW2 shell. I think the paint was done outside military use. Cover is the remains of an ERDL pattern. Most common in the 70's and early 80's. Liner looks plastic. if it is, it's not US issue. If it isn't, WW2 if there is a rivet hole in the front, post Korea if it doesn't have the hole.

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    Re: HELP! Is this M1 authentic?

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:44 am

    The shell looks Vietnam era,liner is one of the European Nato type liners,artwork,done by some bored kid maybe?

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    Re: HELP! Is this M1 authentic?

    Post by American Picker on Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:01 am

    Gulf91 wrote:The shell looks Vietnam era,liner is one of the European Nato type liners,artwork,done by some bored kid maybe?

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    Re: HELP! Is this M1 authentic?

    Post by Wolverine on Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:11 pm

    The liner appears to be either Danish or Norwegian.

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