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    Vietnam M1 Helmet, with blood splatter on it?

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    Post by OneEightSeven Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:36 am

    I recently picked up this helmet from an eBay dealer who brought it at an estate sale. The seller told me he brought the helmet from the vets daughter and that her dad had brought it home from Vietnam. He didn't get any other info Sad The name "Cummings" is written on the band. The steal shell and liner are WWII vintage. On the left side there's what I think is some blood splatter on it? It's not rust bleed through. Hopfully my photobucket img's load, and I am doing this correctly.

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    Post by OneEightSeven Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:39 am

    The side with blood (??)

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    Close up

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    Post by OneEightSeven Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:41 am

    The right hand side has slight rusting

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    and the back

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    Post by OneEightSeven Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:39 pm

    No one?
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    Post by panzerwerk Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:28 pm

    There is only one way to know for sure , there are forensic kits for testing of blood , or sample for DNA testing , I have seen on TV similar things where they thought they had blood on clothing items and it turned out not to be , you cant tell just by looking at it , it could be taco bell hot sauce for all I know ....
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    Post by Albano Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:51 pm

    panzerwerk wrote:There is only one way to know for sure , there are forensic kits for testing of blood , or sample for DNA testing , I have seen on TV similar things where they thought they had blood on clothing items and it turned out not to be , you cant tell just by looking at it , it could be taco bell hot sauce for all I know ....

    Or splashes of water that passed through some metal that was oxidated. I've seen that happen.

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    Post by OneEightSeven Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:18 pm

    Looking at it again, it's definitely taco bell hot sauce.
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    Post by Vintagebob Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:34 pm

    Tabasco sauce too! Laughing 
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    Post by filupe Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:04 pm

    panzerwerk wrote:There is only one way to know for sure , there are forensic kits for testing of blood , or sample for DNA testing , I have seen on TV similar things where they thought they had blood on clothing items and it turned out not to be ,
    The stuff the CSI type shows use is called 'Luminol' - reacts with the iron in blood and glows. Apparently there are ways of making it yourself but not recommended.
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    Post by Mk1rceme Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:56 pm

    Blood stains tend to turn black over time

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