An original World War 2 era U.S M1 helmet. Edging is joined at the rear with hinged chinstrap loopes. Based on the welding marks on the rim and the way the hinged brackets are folded around the chinstrap loops, this appears to be an American made McCord. The heat stamp is concealed by paint. Believe me, I have tried exhaustively to find it but it's just not going to happen. The next owner is free to remove paint if they desire but I am selling it in "as found" condition. The shell is non-magnetic.
I am guessing the rivets on the chinstraps are some sort of field repair as they measure less than 0.375 inches. According to Reynosa's book, this was the maximum surface area authorized for a U.S military field repair.
The paint appears to be post World War II, however, the cork texturing is still present and visible. This listing is for the shell only. No liner is included.
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