Mint New Chinstrap For M1 "steel Pot" Helmet Nos Original 1965 - 1972
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Mint New Chinstrap For M1 "steel Pot" Helmet Nos Original 1965 - 1972:
This listing is forONE mint, never-issued two-pieceM1 helmet replacement chinstrap. It is genuine US government issue, NOT a copy or reproduction. It will comefroman original factory box (as shown above). These straps were produced in the USA between 1965 and 1972 by the original manufacturer: North and Judd Mfg. Co. in New Britain, Connecticut.
They are made of OD#7 (olive green) cotton webbing andcome with a DULL black-oxide metal finish with crimp-on tabs. They have the T1 "ball and hook" release and are correct for the post-Korea through post-Vietnam period (1959 - 1982) but will fit any year US- typesteel pot or WW1 doughboy helmet. Straps are 16inches long when the two sides are connected.
These type straps were used by US Forces from November 1944 until
about 1982. They began to be
replaced in the 1980s by a nylon/cotton split-chin hook-in strap that didn't require pliers for installation. The1980's strapslooked somewhat similar to earlierairborne liner chin straps.
Do not confuse these with thin-metal "NATO" chinstraps sold elsewhere on . They don't call them NATO straps and they look similar and will work OK, but if they have painted black metal parts, they're likely not US made. Also, they often cost more than real ones. Why pay more for a copy? All of our straps are returns from Vietnam.
NOTE: Straps available elsewhere on with lot numbers may be genuine, but they are NOT Vietnam era. Our inventory, dated from 1965 to 1972, have NO lot numbers or "P"s on the straps.
Let me know if you'd like a strap with an anchor. Unless you tell me otherwise, at checkout or when you pay, I will ship the one without the anchor. These two types of straps are identical except for the anchor stamping*. Both are correct for the Vietnam era.
You are offerding on ONE chinstrap of your choice, NOT TWO. Original boxescontaining 50 straps are shown for reference only and are not included. Your strap will come from one of these boxes. These straps were never individually packaged.
Shipping by first class mail is FREEin the US ($9 to anywhere else- up to 6 items). My actual cost for overseas shipping is now over $11. Delivery confirmation is included.
*Apparently, the anchorlogo was first used in the fifties and was discontinued when the manufacturer, North and Judd, was acquired by Gulf and Western Industries in1967. Chinstraps produced after 1967 had NO anchor although some boxes dated as late as 1969 still contained anchor straps.
In the unlikely event of loss outside the US we will provide proof of mailing.
The last picture is me, wearing my M1 steel pot somewhere in the "Iron Triangle" in Vietnam March 30, 1969.