US WW1 reissue helmet with canadian connection

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    Jonhno
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    US WW1 reissue helmet with canadian connection

    Post by Jonhno on Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:06 pm

    picked up this helmet recently, a re-issue US WW1 shell with the transitional leather liner and web chinstrap, what I found interesting was the canadian service no. on the inside, am I right in thinking a canadian no.?



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    Re: US WW1 reissue helmet with canadian connection

    Post by mk1rceme on Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:35 pm

    I think that is a US number...Initial of last name and last four numbers of the social security number. I know it is something like that. A lot of US items are marked as such.

    Nice helmet too...I like the old M-1917A1 lids.


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    Re: US WW1 reissue helmet with canadian connection

    Post by Jonhno on Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:03 pm

    Dale, thanks for the info on that, I am out of my comfort zone with US no's of course just learning the Canadian system too, hence my assumption, had not seen this type of helmet in hand before, but all looked good and untouched from what I have seen in books, I might be able to find some history on the owner

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    Post by mk1rceme on Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:20 pm

    It will be pretty tough without a full name and/or service number. The NARA ADD website that lists WWII service records needs either one, or both, to do a search.


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    Re: US WW1 reissue helmet with canadian connection

    Post by Jonhno on Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:14 pm

    I posted on another forum and someone pointed me to another forum where a guy has designed a search engine for US no's

    http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/foru...now-available/

    but it looks like I will have 40 or so hits from this initial, might give it a go, appreciate your help though Dale

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    Post by mk1rceme on Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:34 pm

    No problem.

    Could you repost that link...it seems to be dead. I would like to check out that search site too. I still have many US items in the collection.


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    Re: US WW1 reissue helmet with canadian connection

    Post by Jonhno on Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:52 am

    try this Dale, its a guy that runs the search, for a small fee

    http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/134951-a-laundry-mark-search-database-is-now-available/

    if it does not work can point you in the right direction

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    M1917A1 Helmet and Anti-gasCurtain No. 2

    Post by edstorey on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:11 am

    I own a couple of strange M1917A1 related items.

    Here is an image of an M1917A1 which I own and in this case the helmet shell is a Canadian manufactured Mk II.



    As well I have a Canadian manufactured Anti-Gas Helmet Curtain No. 2 which is US Chemical Corps marked.


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    Re: US WW1 reissue helmet with canadian connection

    Post by Jonhno on Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:06 pm

    who makes that Shell Ed, the liner system is the leather type too I guess

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    M1917A1

    Post by edstorey on Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:09 pm

    The shell is CL/C and the liner is your standard leather M1917A1 variety.

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