WWII Fixed Loop M1 Helmet & Rayon Hawley Liner Set
This is an original early-WWII U.S. M1 helmet set. The McCord manufactured fixed loop shell's heat stamp of 75D dates its production to February, 1942. It features its original factory paint, cork texture, and khaki chinstraps. The chinstraps exhibit early brass hardware. There is a large stress crack at the front. The helmet's early style fixed loops remain strong and intact. The Hawley manufactured helmet liner retains non-painted steel rectangular washers, a first pattern rayon suspension, and remnants of a stationary leather liner strap, dating the liner's production from mid-1941 to mid-1942. The rayon suspension is strong and intact. It comes complete with its original Johnson & Johnson manufactured rayon headband and a recently installed original size 4 rayon neckband. Like the steel shell, the liner is cracked, but is in otherwise exceptional condition.