Let’s start with some basic rules: In both cases the straps are stitched to the loops. The use of clasps is postwar. Under the brim there is a number indicating the production lot. If this number is between 0 and then we have a WW2 era shell. Wartime shells are a little taller, in a darker shade of green. However straps OD 3 can be found in rear seam late war examples too. Postwar helmets have attached straps colour OD 7. Mid war helmets were fitted with blackend steel buckle with simplified design. Late war helmets have a blackened brass buckle with simplified design.

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History[ edit ] The M1 helmet was adopted in to replace the outdated M A1 “Kelly” helmet [3] after research was done in the s by Major Harold G. The M1 was phased out during the s in favor of the PASGT helmet , [5] which offered increased ergonomics and ballistic protection. It should be noted that no distinction in nomenclature existed between wartime front seams so-called due to the location of the seam on the helmet’s brim and post war, or rear seam, shells in the United States Army supply system, hence World War II shells remained in use until the M1 was retired from service.

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Head-wounds have been more than usually numerous during the war, owing to the trench-fighting , and more than usually severe, owing to the extensive use of shrapnel. But the danger, although it cannot be avoided, can be minimised. Our Army has now followed the French by adopting steel helmets, calculated to stop shell-splinters and shrapnel.

Even in cases of extreme risk, not only has death been avoided, but injuries have been confined to bruises or superficial wounds. Cases have occurred in which the wearers have been hit, but saved by these helmets from what without them would have meant certain death. The fur coats, as they did last year, mean mitigation of the rigours of winter. The French helmets are known as “Adrians,” after their inventor.

Photo by Illustrations Harrow. At the outbreak of World War I , none of the combatants provided steel helmets to their troops.

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Luminous disks st man wearing disk on front of helmet Luminous or fluorescent disks were issued on a limited scale to paratroops for the Normandy jump. These small disks were attached to the front or back of the helmet so that the men could see each other in darkness. In this article I try to give a detailed view on the variations that existed, as well as the containers they were issued in.

But first a word on who used them and how. It is often identified as a pathfinder item, but that is just talk to drive up the price in auctions.

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Collecting the American Sniper Rifle to by Joe Poyer A quick search of Ebay for anything related to sniper rifles—telescopic sights, mounts, manuals, cases, etc. The “chat rooms” are full of misinformation because there is very little reference material available. Collecting the American Sniper Rifle, to provides accurate information that will allow the collector to determine whether or not a particular rifle or telescopic part—or other accessory—is correct.

The book provides a detailed description of The books also contains a history of the development of each particular sniper rifle and telescopic sight. Its mounting on the rifle and sighting in are described in detail.

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Tracer, unfinished Frangible, Yellow: Observation and Proof rounds AP from Belgium The new collector is warned that there are exceptions and, in addition, beware of the WWII habit of dipping the tips of ordinary cartridges into paint to mark targets. For the latter, look out for thick or unevenly applied paint that is flaking off. Perhaps the best way to introduce someone to.

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Uploading of these items now ongoing. Several new items recently listed on our sister website at www. More militaria now to be uploaded onto our sister website Bridgehead Militaria so please take a look: Updating Saturday 20th October. Always looking to buy quality militaria , single items or whole collections. Regards , Chris S. Our new sister website: Please email if you have any to sell or trade.

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On April 19, , around 9: A massive bomb inside a rental truck exploded, blowing half of the nine-story building into oblivion. A stunned nation watched as the bodies of men, women, and children were pulled from the rubble for nearly two weeks.

ORIGINAL HELMETS. October 16; Today’s update is here. NEW! Item M40 Double decal Police helmet. Here is a very nice vintage ET64 police helmet with 98% paint, 98% decals (note the non-bordered police decal still in use before ET switched to the bordered decal later in ) The liner shows light/moderate wear.

The M A1 helmet, adopted in , differed only in minor details. In , the M-1 “steel pot” helmet was adopted as a replacement in all the US armed services, although it did not become universal for at least another year. The new helmet was issued to the Marine Corps in the spring and early summer of At Guadalcanal , in August , the M1 helmet was common and the old “dishpan” helmet had mostly disappeared.

After its adoption in , the M-1 Steel Helmet became the symbol of U. See also WW2 Books. M-1 Steel Helmet Origins A steel helmet is designed to protect the user from flying fragments of exploded ordnance. By extending further down the sides and back of the wearer’s head and neck, the M-1 was a big improvement over the M A1 helmet. The M model was considered suitable for protecting the top of the head.

Sydenham, worked on a new design for a two-piece helmet offering far more protection for the wearer than the M A1. The original test item was known as the TS3, and it received a favorable report from the Infantry Board in February The Army M1 steel helmet was standardized on 30 April and was approved on 9 June

M-1 Steel Helmet

History[ edit ] The M1 helmet was adopted in to replace the outdated M A1 “Kelly” helmet [3] after research was done in the s by Major Harold G. The M1 was phased out during the s in favor of the PASGT helmet , [5] which offered increased ergonomics and ballistic protection. It should be noted that no distinction in nomenclature existed between wartime front seams and post war shells in the United States Army supply system, hence World War II shells remained in use until the M1 was retired from service.

In Israeli service, reserve soldiers have used the M1 helmet in combat as late as The M1 is two “one-size-fits-all” helmets—an outer metal shell, sometimes called the “steel pot”, and a hard hat —type liner that is nestled inside the shell and contains the suspension system that would be adjusted to fit the wearer’s head.

Helmet covers and netting would be applied by covering the steel shell with the extra material tucked inside the shell and secured by inserting the liner.

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Having a distinctive almond shaped skull with characteristic stalk-like projection resembling a pear and giving these helmets their name cabacette. Many of these were held in English church armouries from the time of the Armada, and examples were taken to the New World by the earliest English settlers, one has been found during excavations at Jamestown Island. This is a pleasing example, the rosettes and plume holder being restorations.

In all a handsome example of munition armour of the late 16th Century. In addition to being a being a famous writer, Scott was also an antiquary who assembled an important collection of arms and armour. He was a contemporary and correspondant of Samuel Rush Meyrick, and indeed commissioned him to procure items for his armoury. The armoury is on public display at Abbotsford and is to be recommended to the student of arms and armour.

The gauntlet dates to the late 16th Century and is of steel decorated with brass-capped rivets. Though handsome, such gauntlets are not rare, however, one with such a provenance to an early and important collection of armour certainly is. This is the only item of European armour to have left the Abbotsford armoury and is likely the only piece that ever will.

The gauntlet comes with a documented and verifiable provenance. The best book on arms and armour I’ve read in the last few years. Having a uniform toned patina to the hilt mounts and scabbard, the blade is bright. The grip retains its shagreen binding.

The Strength of USGI Steel Pots circa 1960’s

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