WW2 US Front Seam , Swivel Bales M1 Helmet With Camouflage Net
A very good example of the US M1 helmet with camouflage net & 'Firestone' made liner.
Helmet shell is a front seam with swivel bales dating its production from October 1943 until around November 1944. These are known to have seen service in the NW Europe theatre of Operations (ETO) from the Spring of 1944 when casualty replacements started to arrive during the Normandy fighting. Paint finish is largely intact in the 'OD7' cork mixed factory paint of wartime issue on inside & out. Underside of lip is marked with a large 'S' denoting manufacture by 'Schleuter'. Chinstrap buckles are of blackened brass seen at the end of 1942. Liner has its original olive green factory paint to exterior & 'f' mark to dome for Firestone. It is fitted with coated steel A washers used from around September of 1942. The cmaouflage net is typical of those used n the ETO 1944 onwards.