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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 0:24 am 
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Hello All,

Can anyone shed some light on the decals on this US M1 MP Helmet I have owned for some years now. Shell is a front seam swivel bale, liner an early war Inland liner. Liner also has MP stencilling.

My question is, has anyone seen the bull dog decal before and is it WW2 era? I looks like it has age to it to match the rest of the helmet. The 3rd infantry division decal on the other side of the helmet is older than the bulldog one, being applied before the helmet was painted gloss green and looks like it has been purposely scrapped away to make it stand out less. There may be another decal under the bulldog one as you can make out the green border where the bulldog decal has chipped away at edge.

Any info would be much appreciated!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:03 am 
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Nice pot. It's the nickname of the Division and still used by the vets association. But I think this shell dates to 1960's. Even if there are signs of other decals under the paint I'd leave this as is. Nice bit of history.

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All I can see is that the webbing's not sewn on which was the normal practice of WW2 M1 Helmets.

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pioneer64 wrote:
All I can see is that the webbing's not sewn on which was the normal practice of WW2 M1 Helmets.


Only webbing I can see is held on by post war fixings..

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Simon H wrote:
pioneer64 wrote:
All I can see is that the webbing's not sewn on which was the normal practice of WW2 M1 Helmets.


Only webbing I can see is held on by post war fixings..


Hi Simon.
isn't that what I stated. "webbing's not sewn on" as to there being metal brackets holding them to the helmet in the photo.
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pioneer64 wrote:
Hi Simon.
isn't that what I stated. "webbing's not sewn on" as to there being metal brackets holding them to the helmet in the photo.
Gerwyn


Indeed. I completely misread your post. I will put it down to being a Friday afternoon...

My apologies. :D

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