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Offline Tom E. Gunn

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Hawley M1
« on: April 03, 2014, 01:20:04 AM »
This early Hawley M1 is one of my favourite helmets. Overall, it's in near perfect, lightly used condition. As helmet collectors will know, the fragile nature of Hawley liners means that surviving examples in A+ condition are relatively scarce today. Fortunately, this is one of them! It's the third variant which features the standard cotton webbing suspension and removable leather chinstrap (with OD hardware) The M1 shell is a very low numbered production example, dating from '41. It has all of its original OD corked finish and the shorter webbing chinstraps with brass hardware of the type used on the M1917A1.
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Re: Hawley M1
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 01:21:43 AM »
Liner details.

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Re: Hawley M1
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 01:23:33 AM »
Shell details.
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Re: Hawley M1
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 01:24:54 AM »
Cont'd...
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Re: Hawley M1
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 07:12:50 AM »
Ian, that is a BEAUTY.  I like mine with a bit of wear to them, but seeing them in mint condition like this gives you a real sense of what sort of gear our military sailed to far off shores with and how they looked before they made it "there".  Great lid...and liner combo.  She's a real looker! 8)
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Re: Hawley M1
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 08:01:51 AM »
Thanks Brian. It's certainly in great shape...but not quite mint! Perhaps "lightly used" would be a more apt description? Probably a "garrison helmet" which had never left the CONUS.....until I purchased it!?  ;)
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Re: Hawley M1
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 10:59:17 AM »
Very nice M1 Ian .
I do like Hawley liners I had a nice one many years ago and often been tempted to pick one up again but I know where that would lead, another then another and so on ....   ;)
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Re: Hawley M1
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016, 03:06:31 AM »
Revived for Carl / littlebuddy   ;)  (click on images to enlarge them)
« Last Edit: June 10, 2016, 03:14:24 AM by Tom E. Gunn »
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Re: Hawley M1
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2016, 01:49:23 PM »
I'll take it !! ;D

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Re: Hawley M1
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2016, 07:48:11 PM »
  Great set Ian, As you mentioned, they are tough to find in this condition now.  Scott
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Re: Hawley M1
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2016, 01:28:02 AM »
That's the kind of condition I like my gear ! :)
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Re: Hawley M1
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2016, 02:03:05 PM »
Hi Tom,

Great set !!

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Re: Hawley M1
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2017, 04:39:08 AM »
 A great example indeed a hard to find example in such pristine condition as you well know the liners did not stand up well in the field and to the test of time...

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