WW II USMC Helmet with camo cover 100% Un-messed with!!
Here it is!! You will be hard pressed to find an ORIGINAL World War II era M1 helmet in this condition, it is as near mint as you can get and it has not been messed with in any way!! I received this helmet directly from a USMC Vets estate, it had the USMC camouflage "sniper's cover" on it as it is commonly misidentified as...we all know it as camouflage insect net lol. When I removed the net what you see in the pictures is what I found, the helmet is in beautiful condition! It is a M1 Schlueter front seam (moved to the rear in 1944) swivel bail or hinged style loop (as they are sometimes called) helmet; heat stamped on the inside front with the letter S and the numbers 343. It is olive drab in color with 99% of the cork remaining, olive drab heavy cotton chin straps (with the correct 11 row weave in the straps) with blackened hardware (this happened because the brass arrow buckle, hook, and strap adjustment were treated with a chemical to prevent oxidation which turned them black). The Firestone liner is the same beautiful od color as the helmet and is in MINT condition as is the leather chin strap. The retaining rivet of the cam lever buckle on the leather chin strap is marked "United Carr" (as WW II should be marked) and the hardware is also blackened brass. The inside crown of the liner is marked with a F inside a shield which is the makers mark for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio which made liners during WW II. There is also a lot number of "22" under the Firestone logo. The cotton liner suspension is khaki in color and is in excellent condition as are the "A" washers and rivets holding them it in place. The camouflage cover is also included with the helmet. The helmet is in just wonderful condition and this one will be the pride of your collection! Don't miss this one, any questions or additional pictures needed just give me a shout. Why spend hundreds on a replica when you can own the real deal? Thank you for checking out my auction and bidding!