An original WW2 USN M-1 helmet Shell with fixed bales.
The McCord helmet shell is numbered 439A and has been over painted with a grey/blue finish. The paintwork has got a great weathered look and has rust coming through the paintwork.
Both straps are present and complete with raised bar brass hardware. The shell does a few minor stress cracks in the rear, which is typical of an early production helmet shell.
A Real WW2 Painted M-1 Helmet...