WW2 M-1 Fixed Bale Helmet - Firestone Liner
An Original WW2 US M-1 Fixed Bale Helmet with a Firestone Liner in a used condition.
The McCord fixed bale shell is numbered 269B the paint and cork have an original used look to it. Both chin straps are present and feature brass raised bar buckle and the short end had been replaced with a late war clip. This is period done as they have been together for a very long time. Like a lot of McCord shell this one has a few stress cracks at the rear and one to the side that has split right through. This is really common with FB helmets shells.
The liner is made by Firestone and is in a great used condition. The cotton suspension is held to the liner with un painted A washers. The leather sweatband is present and in very good condition the cotton nape strap is also present. The paint on the liner shell is very original too.
A great original Fixed Bale Helmet