Normally, I would advise against removing a helmet's camouflage cover, however with this being a field-made example, its removal was necessary to determine its authenticity and construction. What was discovered assures me it is an original piece. The camouflage cover is constructed of original USMC cotton fabric and both the helmet and liner are painted in Marine Corps forest green, a field repaint often attributed to Pacific-used helmet sets. The McCord manufactured fixed loop M1 helmet shell's heat stamp is concealed beneath its repainted interior. The helmet's fixed loops are strong and intact, however the shell does exhibit stress cracks. The Westinghouse manufactured helmet liner features blackened brass A-washers, dating the liner's production from mid-1944 to 1945. The liner has recently been outfitted with an original L & N Specialties Co. headband, Am. Stay Co. neckband, and a blackened brass buckled United Carr stamped leather liner strap.
WWII USMC Camo Fixed Loop Helmet & Liner Set