Jason

Helmet identification

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I apologize for the second post I wasn't a member the first time.  I picked up a helmet this past weekend that was recently painted tan.  After cleaning off some of the paint I have found the following.  The 77th infantry elblem and the stamping D/A 121.  Are you able to help ID this helmet?

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WWI US Army helmet, a picture of the chinstrap lug and the liner would help if you can't post the complete helmet.

The marking D/A could be for the British makers Dixon, but the list of US makers is not so well known.

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Hello  Jason,

 

I think ?

 

The flash is from the WWI  US 77 division.

The marckings on the helmet are from the steel surpliers.

Greetings, Rudi ( brodi )

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Sorry the quality isn't the best I had to crop alot to get the pictures to upload or take it from far back.  It doesn't have the head liner in anymore only a little fabric under that center piece is left.  It was all tan when I got it but for 5 dollars at an antique store it was worth the chance.

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from the badly out of focus pic of the chinstrap mount, it appears to be a split rivet type meaning it is a British made helmet. Many were issued to us troops on the war. 5 bucks is a very good price.

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Here is an illustration to show the two types of lugs

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