An Original WW2 M-1 Fixed Bale Helmet fitted with a St Clair type 4 liner.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the rarest variants of St Clair liner. The type 4 liner features cotton suspension, unpainted a washers and a fixed chinstrap. These transitional liner were only made for a very limited time. The paintwork is very nice with the early flat matt paintwork.
The helmet shell is in very good overall condition with both chinstraps present with early cast brass buckle and j hook. The paint and cork are in good condition and typically for an early helmet there is a small stress crack in the rear of the shell.
This has to be one of the earliest helmets shells i have owned with the number 37B.
This is a great early M-1 helmet set.