WWII-Era M1 Helmets: A Beginner’s Guide
Posted 22 July - Posted 15 August - Posted 16 August - Posted 18 August - Posted 23 August - I have a Liner that m1 helmet liner dating the Inland stamp with the Firestone stamp marked over it too. What does linner mean? Posted 11 October - Posted 12 October - The crown stamps are often very small Firestone, Westinghouse, etc. Use a flashlight to look and lnier out dirt that may have accumulated.
If there is still no stamp to be found. You could have a foreign version of M-1 liner or it could even be a newer liner. If you have a question about the era of the liner, create a new posting with some pictures of your liner. We should be able to help you out datibg. Posted 15 October - It has stamping on the webbing that is smudged and mostly illegible. The webbing is green, and the crown is only marked "US 43". Any ideas about this one?
Posted 16 December - Are all liners marked or am I just too blind to see any on my liner or maybe I still don't know where to look. Posted 22 March - Not all liners seem to have gotten a maker's mark. In my collection I have a helmet linef which the liner has a 5 only, no maker's mark. I think its either an IMP or Seaman liner. This helmet with liner can be seen on page 36 of my book yep, is a Schlueter fixed bail shell with 11 row OD 7 straps.
Helmet Liner Maker Markings Started by 2ad82reconDec 30 I also have one. I think the ddating indicate molds. The on this sides of the CAPAC represent the dates the mold tooling for dqting liner was done -so it could be slightly newer. The other marks sound like various mold numbers common to post war CAPACs. Regards Lloyd Edited by Bugme, 24 August - For those that collect only WWII liner and lids, there are many helmett in the webbing, the washers used, and maker marks.
I'm sure a few guys on here can definitely go into more details about WWII liners. When I look for post-war liners I want the ones that most people toss awayI look at maker marks, webbing style, front hole or no front hole, tag labels Micarta style linersetc. Like anything, I m1 helmet liner dating once you've seen a few you just get a knack for them. As far as dating helmet rigs, thats where it all comes down to putting pieces of the puzzle together.
For example, I have a front seam, swivel bail Schleuter pot WWII that has OD painted chinstrap clips Korea and light green sandgrit paint Vietnam. The liner in it was a model- so, although it was originally a WWII pot, that was then used during the Korean War period, the rig is actually 'Nam era. The fun is in the detective work, I suppose. Regards Lloyd Check the pic below for liner markings. A khaki webbing suspension should m1 helmet liner dating OK, although I have seen post-WWII khaki re-webbed liners from the Danish army.
Dutch and Belgian 's liners are nearly identical to WWII US ones, but have green webbing and lack these stampings in the crown. Greetz David Attached Images. All the very best Lloyd. Of the 22 million M1 helmet shells produced in WWII around 20 million were made by McCord these were unmarked except the heatnumberand around 2 million by Schlueter datkng were marked with a stamped 'S' near the heatnumber. M1 helmet liner dating 2 companies were the only producers of M1 helmet shells in WWII.
So Schlueter-made shells are much rarer than McCord ones, but don't seem to fetch a much higher value for this. About 3 years ago I found a batch of 13 mint flex bail khaki chinstraps Schlueter shells, all still in their factory cardboard wrapper with their original cork-mixed paint in new condition on a scapyard in the US. I kept a few and sold off the rest. If there is interest I will post some pics of one of them.
I am sure helet of you have already seen it but I felt it may be a good idea to share it. Hope i don't get sued. Of course those would ilner the insignia for manufacturers of the the "High Pressure" liners. For the "Low Pressure" liner you would look for a yellow "SC" or a white "HR" stamped in the crown. The "SC" is a St. Clair and the "HR" is a Hood Rubber Co.
Yes, WW2 Liners can be approximately dated thanks to their raw components type like the washers. Hope this will help, Hill Hutch New Members Member ID: It seems that m1 helmet liner dating liner and its manufacturer never existed! It seems that there are no records of this stamping anywhere. Here is a photo of what I'm talking about.
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