Dating Vietnam War Helmet Covers

Growing up in an Army Navy store was an amazing experience and one of the first things I learned how to do as a kid was read a government contract date. My dad taught me what the labels on different items meant. From WWI field gear to what was current issue and cutting edge in…… Continue reading Dating Vietnam War Helmet Covers

USMC 1959 Mitchell Pattern Cover

Here’s a good cover to have if you collect M-1 Steel Pots from the Cold War. We finally scored a decent 1959 USMC Mitchell Pattern M-1 Helmet Cover. These are not rare, but they are a little harder to find than a standard wartime cover. These early examples are made of a durable cotton duck…… Continue reading USMC 1959 Mitchell Pattern Cover

The 1950’s New Old Stock USMC M-1 Helmet

This complete USMC version of the M-1 helmet took about a year and half to complete. My overall goal is to always build out a complete helmet using new old stock (NOS) or minty components. This is the best USMC M-1 Helmet I’ve been able to put together to represent the Korean War / Early 1960’s…… Continue reading The 1950’s New Old Stock USMC M-1 Helmet