This is a rear seam, moving bales example of the McCord M1 helmet with later Manganese steel rim. The Helmet chin strap is of the mid to late war type with black painted. Buckle and J Hook, complete with matching keeper. I have cleaned the helmet shell with warm soapy water, dried and. It with furniture wax, easily washed off with warm water. The helmet has wear as you see it, no deep rust, just surface under paint flake. The Capac high pressure liner is of WW2, period CIRCA 1944 war production, confirmed by the presence of non magnetic black painted brass A washers holding the remains of the suspension having failed in the usual places, t. He head band is partially attached and the nape strap is present. Regarding the white paint finish, there are several theories. We suspect this white camouflaged example was painted quickly in theatre, the Ardennes / Battle of the Bulge actions would be appropriate, given that no winter equipment had been issued at that stage in the European Theatre Of Operations. The troops are known to have repurposed Belgium bed sheets to camouflage their OD battle dress. The white paint applied to this helmet may well have come from a maintenance section and be of the type applied to the interior of armoured vehicles. Alternatively, Im informed it may also be the type of white finish used by the U. S Navy, for their Medics – medical personnel. Ive included images from the web to reflect both ideas. The item “WW2 American M1 Medics Helmet CIRCA 1944 Includes 1944 Liner U. S Army U. S Navy” is in sale since Wednesday, December 16, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Helmets/ Hats”. The seller is “gvisionboy” and is located in edenbridge. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Antigua and barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Philippines.
- Country/ Organization: United States
- Featured Refinements: M1 Helmet
- Type: Personal Gear
- Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
- Clothing Type: Helmets/ Hats