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RESERVED (cg) Later WWII Configuration US M1 Helmet, MP


This is an excellent US Army MP M1 helmet that has evidently seen continuous service use from early 1944 onwards. The shell is a McCord front seam 763E, circa December 1943, outfitted with 10-row OD#7 shell straps which have some fading, and a Firestone stamped over Inland liner, with ’44 date. The helmet is decorated in white paint with the MP letters and the lateral white stripe, and the liner is solidly painted gloss white, which also shows ivory tones and age-related crazing. The pictures of the accompanying M1 MP helmet info states a lot of 40 or so helmets were found in a barn, many MP marked, by an ex vet in the mid 1950’s, and Military Trader Magazine wrote a short article on the find. Overall a beautiful, historic piece that hangs together nicely in terms of date of manufacture and application of the finishes. COA accompanies.

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