WWII Fixed Loop McCord M1 Helmet Shell (Mid-1941)
This is an original and exceptionally early WWII U.S. McCord manufactured fixed loop M1 helmet. The incredibly early heat stamp of 37C 2 dates the helmet's production to mid-1941 - months before the United States entered the war. 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 a couple stress cracks throughout and the apparent remnants of a Lieutenant's bar at the front. This helmet would pair quite nicely with a first pattern Hawley, St. Clair, or even an experimental liner.