Up for sale I can today offer a really nice, estate-fresh, and TOTALLY un-touched by collectors hands, late WWII / Korean War vintage United States Army Officer's M1 steel combat helmet, with unit markings (decals), attributing it to the US 94th Infantry Division. The steel helmet itself is likely a McCord manufactured one, w/ the code "713B" stamped into the interior, just behind the visor.
It is a FRONT SEAM / SWIVEL BALE shell, with "OD #7" straps and blackened steel fasteners (NO "T1" hardware present). There's a partial snag / tear extant on the long end of the chinstrap, which is partially visible on the first photo, left side, however the strap is still sound and secured by at least half of the material. The helmet retains the majority of its "cork aggregate" texture and original OD paint, with some obvious areas of wear from use, but no damage, major dents, cracks, or other signs of abuse. There is a rather simple, seemingly hand-rendered second lieutenants bar painted to the front of the helmet in white paint. The chinstraps are fastened around the rear of the helmet, as was often the case, and is just as-found.
The liner has a set of very nice 94th I. "Pilgrim" decals present on both sides, as well as a 2nd Lieutenants bar (decal), to the front, covering the insignia grommet. The liner was manufactured by "CAPAC" and has their logo within a cross-section, flanked by what I presume is the date code "51 /52". The liner also has what appears to be the "OD#7" HBT webbing and sweat band, retains a "nape strap" w/ "DA" code and 1955 date.There is also a small paper tag affixed to the liner harness onto which on both sides appears to be a name, (in faded blue ink), along w/ "A BTRY". On the interior of the helmet itself on one side, is stenciled in white paint, "110 ENG". There also appears to be what might be a name, lightly written in ink on the rear quadrant of the leather sweatband on one side, but it's a bit difficult for me to make out clearly. The "A" washers have the mildew-resistant black paint, and the liner is also complete with its leather chinstrap (broken in half, but still present), and slip-buckle, which is tucked up beneath the harness. In a nutshell, this is a fantastic, late WWII / Korean War vintage 94th I.
Officer's helmet, in truly attractive, utterly un-touched, estate-found condition. If you collect these vintage M1 helmets, you probably don't need me to elaborate on how hard it's become to find such complete, un-molested examples such as this any more, ESPECIALLY in an officer's configuration. This is a very, VERY nice example which will enhance any collection, so don't miss it!I do not, as a rule, post items to China or far eastern European (former Soviet bloc), countries. The item "WWII / KOREAN WAR 94th DIV. OFFICER'S M1 HELMET SET, COMPLETE & ESTATE FRESH" is in sale since Wednesday, January 03, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Hats & Helmets".
The seller is "sofojef" and is located in Medfield, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.