This is a nice Korean War U. Marine Corps M1 Helmet with 1st HBT type camouflaged cover that is in very good field used condition. The steel shell is with front seam and swivel bails. The chinstraps are light khaki colored and with no fraying at the bales.The ends are with the early solid brass hook and claw release buckle. The camouflage cover is a salty World War II 1st type without slits for additional camouflage. It is constructed of herringbone twill and is with some holes and a few rips and stains from having served in two wars.
The front is with a large stenciled eagle, globe, and anchor insignia. The rear of the cover is stenciled with the either the original owners name or unit, with only 2 S to the left of the seam and to the right, SCO that can been made out. It is tightly held in place by the liner and appears to have not been off the helmet since the end of the Korean War.
The liner is by CAPAC and so marked on the interior dome. The webbing is light khaki in color and complete with both the nap and leather chinstraps. The leather sweatband is in place and remains pliable and undamaged.
The front seam can be felt through the cover and the rim line from Second World War use can be seen on the cover just above the leather chinstrap. A nice, salty combat used veteran that undoubtedly saw service in both WWII and Korea. The item "WWII/KOREAN WAR U. MARINE CORPS M1 HELMET with1st TYPE CAMOUFLAGED COVER NAMED" is in sale since Wednesday, March 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Hats & Helmets".The seller is "thedogfacesoldier" and is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.