This is an original and exceptionally early-WWII U.S. McCord manufactured fixed loop M1 helmet shell. The heat stamp of 42B 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 partially frayed chinstraps feature the early cast-brass buckle, carried over from the M1917A1 helmet. The left "foot" on one of the early style fixed loops has unfortunately become detached from the steel shell. This helmet would pair quite nicely with a first pattern Hawley or St. Clair liner.