This is a very nice WWII/Korean War U. Marine Corps M1 steel helmet that is in complete and excellent condition. The shell is WWII with front seam, fixed bales and without dents. The exterior of the shell is finished with a rough cork aggregate that is excellent. The chinstraps are of light khaki colored webbing with bronze adjustment buckles.
There is no fraying to the chinstraps at the point of attachment on the bales. A frog skin pattern camouflaged cover is in place over the shell that is with printed Marine Corps eagle, globe and anchor stenciled at the front on both sides and with slits for additional camouflaged foliage.
It is marked on one of the fingers, COVER, HELMET, CAMOUFLAGE, BLUE ANCHOR OVERALL CO. The liner has light khaki webbing and is complete with chinstrap and leather sweatband. The nap strap is present at the rear. The interior dome is with the cross logo of the CAPAC manufacturing firm.The liner is painted OD green and is with some flaking to the finish. It retains the original leather chinstrap which is fitted over the front visor of the shell.
All components of this helmet are clean and without damage. A classic piece of Marine Corps field gear the shell and liner of which undoubtedly saw combat service in both World War II and the Korean War. The item "WWII/KOREAN WAR US MARINE CORPS M1 COMBAT HELMET withDATED CAMOUFLAGED COVER" is in sale since Saturday, June 22, 2019. 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.