This is an original WWII U.S. Marine Corps camouflage helmet cover. It features the distinctive double-chain center stitching and zig-zag border stitching on the beach side. It is still in its wartime configuration, with no Eagle Globe & Anchor stampings on either side of the cover. This cover variation, without foliage slits, is often referred to by collectors as a 'first pattern' cover, but in actuality was the third type produced, often seen during the fighting on Iwo Jima. This cover is in excellent condition, with just minor rust stains. Cuts have not been made for a helmet shell's chinstraps to pass through.