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    Post by Guest Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:50 pm

    Just got this off the vets son for $45.00 I have been talking to him for a while and figured out his dad was a marine as I got pictures of the ammo belts that are stamped USMC I am still waiting on more pictures so I can buy more from him but as for now this is what I got from him so far. Let me know what you think. He also told me he thinks his dad donated his uniforms to the musuem a long time ago =( But he his going to his mom's house this weekend to look for more stuff and will let me know what he finds. Also he said the liner is dated 1966 and looks like a fixed bale from the pictures but I cant really tell.
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    Post by Guest Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:07 am

    let me know what you guys think cheers
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    Post by Guest Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:35 pm

    Arrived today and is one of the best helmets I have that were used in Vietnam any questions just ask
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    Post by bolo Tue May 18, 2010 6:19 pm

    is it a WWII era fixed bale or a swivel bale? does the shell have the original cork texture or has it been repainted?
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    Post by Guest Tue May 18, 2010 10:16 pm

    its swivel bale and pretty sure it has the texture
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    Post by kammo-man Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:31 pm

    What is the tag inside the cover ?


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    Post by Guest Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:51 am

    says Knife Made in Japan 100% cotton
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    Post by Easy Gee Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:05 am

    Really like this one,the cover is pretty unusual too,and I'm after one of these myself,and that fact that's it's named to to a Gi ,is a real bonus too......Like this one a lot,good score mate Smile

    Another fine lid to your collection Wink
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    Post by kammo-man Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:01 pm

    different from what you usually see


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    Post by Guest Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:24 pm

    thanks guys and yes I like these type of helmets a lot that are completly different from any other helmet they are my favorite
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    Post by bolo Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:52 pm

    they did use alot of private purchase camo hats & other stuff like fighting knives, Saigon tailor shop made camo uniforms, etc in Vietnam.

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    Post by Guest Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:20 am

    Yes and I will mostly buy these helmets and uniforms now beacuse I love them. Got another one thats on the braggin rights take a look
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    Post by bolo Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:12 am

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    this Marine in Vietnam looks like he has a similiar camoflage helmet cover as yours, he also has a piece of tire inner tube made into a helmet band with some playing cards for decoration.
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    Post by kammo-man Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:42 pm

    para fabric
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    Post by bolo Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:47 pm

    kammo-man wrote:para fabric

    I think it is a piece of camo para material the stitching does look familiar, the black & white photo makes it appear like a regular cotton cover
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    Post by Guest Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:04 am

    the picture is an airborne guy from vietnam but the cover looks more like a usmc cover or one of the million camo covers that were around in vietnam its hard to tell due to its a black and white photo
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    Post by bolo Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:58 pm

    militarykid1234 wrote:the picture is an airborne guy from vietnam but the cover looks more like a usmc cover or one of the million camo covers that were around in vietnam its hard to tell due to its a black and white photo

    he has a USMC M55 armor vest, so he must be a Marine, they used para liners too, even though they could be regular grunts.
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    Post by Guest Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:32 pm

    yea that is what it looks like and also you can see the black rubber holder on the helmet that most marines used during nam and also yes I see the vest so he has to be a Marine

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