This original early-WWII U.S. McCord manufactured fixed loop M1 helmet shell is in superb condition. The considerably early heat stamp of 57A dates the helmet's production to January 1942. It retains its original factory paint, cork texture, and khaki chinstraps. The chinstraps feature the early cast brass buckle, carried over from the M1917A1 helmet. The helmet's early style fixed loops are strong and intact. There are two stress cracks at the rear of the helmet, with indentations at the top. This helmet would pair very nicely with a first pattern Hawley or St. Clair liner.