WWII U.S. Leather Liner Strap With Flat Green Steel Buckle
This is an original early-WWII leather liner strap. The leather is somewhat misshapen, but remains soft and pliable. The green painted steel buckle is the early variety with the flat lip, dating the strap's production from late-1942 to mid-1943. The buckle's underside exhibits an anchor stamp, which is well documented and explained on page 104 of The M-1 Helmet of the World War II GI. It features non-marked, green-painted steel rivets. This would be an ideal strap for a helmet liner with non-painted steel A-washers (including Hawleys and St. Clairs).