This is an original WWII McCord manufactured, transitional stainless steel rimmed, rear seam paratrooper helmet. The heat stamp of 1163F dates the helmet's production to November 1944. The helmet retains its original factory paint, cork texture, and OD#7 para straps. The helmet's interior brim is ID'd to John R. Smith, R.A. 14248396.
WWII M1-C Airborne Paratrooper Helmet Shell (November 1944)