Early-WWII USMC Camouflage Helmet Cover
This is an original WWII U.S. Marine Corps camouflage helmet cover. It features the distinctive double-chain center stitching and zig-zag border stitching on the beach side. It is still in its wartime configuration, with no Eagle Globe & Anchor stampings on either side of the cover. This variation, with the the buttonhole slits in the body as well as the flaps, is often referred to by collectors as a 'third pattern' cover, but in actuality was the first type, produced in 1942. This cover is in good, combat-used condition. Cuts for the helmet shell's chinstraps to pass through are present and there are small tears and rust staining throughout.