can anyone identify the mold mark in a Vietnam type M1 helmet liner?

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    can anyone identify the mold mark in a Vietnam type M1 helmet liner?

    Post by bolo on Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:26 pm

    I have a helmet liner that looks identical to a standard 1960's US Vietnam era helmet liner, but the mold mark is unusual? has the mold mark MIX

    anybody have a clue what country produced this liner? can you identify the country that used that mold mark?
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    Re: can anyone identify the mold mark in a Vietnam type M1 helmet liner?

    Post by bolo on Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:18 pm

    my guess is Belgium because it came with a Belgium steel shell and the aging matches on both pieces

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    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:22 am

    Few pics might help.
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    Re: can anyone identify the mold mark in a Vietnam type M1 helmet liner?

    Post by loski on Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:06 am

    Belgain Liners usualy have an ABL mark in the Crown.
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    Re: can anyone identify the mold mark in a Vietnam type M1 helmet liner?

    Post by bolo on Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:24 am

    try these, I posted photos on another forum

    posted by battlegear post #23 and #33

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/world-steel-helmets/belgium-m-51-a-317718-3/

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/world-steel-helmets/belgium-m-51-a-317718-4/#post1282687
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    Re: can anyone identify the mold mark in a Vietnam type M1 helmet liner?

    Post by bolo on Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:58 pm

    it may even be a liner made by Argentina? possibly a helmet set used in the Falklands war?
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    Re: can anyone identify the mold mark in a Vietnam type M1 helmet liner?

    Post by loski on Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:27 pm

    I dont think your liner is Belgain as I think the Belgains only used the WWII style suspension unit not the later cross over suspension
    below a photo of a Belgain liner.



    Something to look for some Argie made helmets and liners have a FM mark in them.

    the link below has some info on argie M1s
    http://www.cascoscoleccion.com/argentin/argm1.htm
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    Re: can anyone identify the mold mark in a Vietnam type M1 helmet liner?

    Post by bolo on Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:25 am

    I think it was used by the Argentine army, they do use a Vietnam style liner like mine.

    it looks identical to the one I saw on ebay with a Argentine flag painted on it, except without the flag
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    Re: can anyone identify the mold mark in a Vietnam type M1 helmet liner?

    Post by loski on Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:26 am

    I think the Argies used US supplied liners with Riddle type suspension and local made crossover type as far as Im aware the only mold markings on locally made liners are FM (Fabricacions Militares) or they are unmarked, MIX is not one I have seen but there were a lot of M1 clones.

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