An Original WW2 M-1 Fixed Bale Helmet with a 2nd Pattern Inland Liner with Fixed Chinstrap.
If you are an advanced M-1 collector you will understand how how hard it is to find liners with fixed chinstraps still intact, what makes this version really unusual is it is made by Inland.
This particular helmet was found at a " Brocante" (Antiques Market) in France about 3 years ago by a close friend and it quite clearly has been there and done it.
The McCord fixed bale shell is numbered 128A, the paintwork and cork is actually not too bad considering the general wear the helmet has incurred. The shell has no signs of any stress fractures. Both chin straps are present and are raised bar brass variant.
The liner is a 2nd pattern Inland liner with unpainted A washers and rayon suspension. The liner shell has 100% of its flat matt paint and there are no cracks in the shell. The sweatband is long gone but a cotton nape strap is present which is quite common with these transitional helmet liners.
The all important fixed chin strap is present but like most fixed chin straps it is pretty fragile.
If you like the combat worn look to the liner it doesn't get any better than this...