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WW" US M-1 Fixed Bale Shell - Camouflaged

£525.00

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  • Image of WW" US M-1 Fixed Bale Shell - Camouflaged
  • Image of WW" US M-1 Fixed Bale Shell - Camouflaged
  • Image of WW" US M-1 Fixed Bale Shell - Camouflaged
  • Image of WW" US M-1 Fixed Bale Shell - Camouflaged

An original WW2 US M-1 Fixed Bale helmet shell with multiple layers of camouflage paint.
I chased this helmet around Europe after seeing it at a show circa 2010, it was picked up in Bastogne after the fighting and spend the best part of 65 years in a museum in Belgium before the complete collection was liquidated by the dealer i brought this helmet from.

What makes it special, it has multiple layers of paint, the NCO bar and yellow circle have been painted twice in slightly different locations.

I have always love the paintwork on this shell and after handling over 150 M-1 helmets this is the only one I have ever had with NCO markings.

Straight from The Overlord Collection.