The 1967 Capitol Fur Inc. Mitchell Pattern Cover

One of the Mitchell Pattern M-1 helmet cover contracts talked about among collectors is the 1967 Capitol Fur Inc. example. These M-1 helmet covers have never been rare but they are a little more sought after than other versions. There are a couple of reasons for this. The first being the one year contract. The…… Continue reading The 1967 Capitol Fur Inc. Mitchell Pattern Cover

M-1 Helmet Chinstraps 50’s-70’s

Identifying an M-1 Helmet can be a challenge. Helmets made from the 50’s and on have chinstraps attached with metal hardware. There are a few ways to use the chinstrap hardware to help narrow down the era the helmet was used. There are three main types: OD  Black with and w/o anchor stamps Black “P”…… Continue reading M-1 Helmet Chinstraps 50’s-70’s

1962 Dated Early Vietnam War Helmet

This helmet cover and set up is one of the earlier versions that would have been issued to troops after the development of the 1959 USMC Mitchell Pattern leaf cover. The cover is dated 1962 and is made of a light cotton duck material. The material has a stiffer feel to it and has a…… Continue reading 1962 Dated Early Vietnam War Helmet

Early Vietnam War M-1C Airborne Helmet – WWII Pot, ’62 Liner & Early 60’s Cover + Parts

This one took a while. Tracking down the correct early war steel pot chinstrap was the hardest item to find in mint unused condition. This is the only correct early war one I’ve been able to find in the past few years. There are lots of LOT 02 P hardware marked ones for sale, but…… Continue reading Early Vietnam War M-1C Airborne Helmet – WWII Pot, ’62 Liner & Early 60’s Cover + Parts

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