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  1. Schlueter M-1 fixed bail steel shell 'War Reject'

    € 475.00
    Schlueter 'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell. It has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with black oxidized brass buckle. The heat stamp is 199 with the additional S. The steel shell was not used and still has most of its textured finish. What makes this steel shell very interesting is the 'War Reject' stamp on the inside at the heatstamp. This has to do with the small crack in the brim. Schlueter had great difficulty with the production and many steel shells were rejected (wartime documents about this exist). Examples of these steel shells are very hard to find today. This one has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home. View the many photos.

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  2. Hawley fibre liner

    € 825.00
    Excellent condition Hawley fibre liner that features rayon suspension, rectangular aluminum washers and fixed leather chinstrap with brass square slide buckle. The use of aluminum and brass in the liner indicate this was one of the earliest production, late 1941 - early 1942. These materials were shortly after replaced by steel. The sides of the liner has some slight oxidation, probably from the steel shell it once was in. The liner has the LINER-FIBRE-M-1 stamp in black ink under the neckband support (it is a little hard to photograp but it is there). Uncommon are the J&J stamps on each of the V loops of the suspenion. Johnson & Johnson was one of the produceds of rayon suspension, headbands and neckbands. A photo of the stamps on the suspension of this particular liner is presented in my M-1 Helmet book (page 60 of the 2010 Schiffer Edition). Early production fibre liners in excellent condition are hard to find. You'll be hardpressed to find a nicer one than this superb example! Plus this liner is presented in a book.

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  3. M-1 Helmet with 87th Division marked liner & ID-ed

    € 1,750.00
    McCord'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell with Westinghouse liner. The steel shell has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with flat steel buckle. The heat stamp is 697 (no letter visibe). The Westinghouse liner features cotton suspension, green coated steel A washers and a removable leather chinstrap with green coated roller buckle. The headband and neckband are of the cotton type. The front of the liner is adorned with a painted 'Golden Acorn' insignia of the 87th Division and First Sergeant chevrons. On each side is a painted diamond of the Division Artillery. The helmet is ID-ed to John Evich, ASN 39703955, who enlisted on August 16, 1943 and served with HQ of the Division Artillery. His last name and last four digits of his ASN are written with pencil in the stell shell. The is a faint laundry mark stamped on the headband which is not of Evich. It was not uncommon for helmet parts to switch owners in combat situations. The liner has a shell lacquer finish which may have been done at the end of the war for parade purposes. One V loop of the suspension is cut.
    This helmet is all complete and 100% original. It is presented with two other 87th Division helmets in my book (pages 300-301 of the 2007 Limited Edition and pages 316-317 of the 2010 Schiffer Edition). Original unit marked and ID-ed combat helmets are the hardest to find. This is a great opportunity to add such a gem to the collection. Plus it is featured in a book! The helmet has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home. View the many photos.

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  4. M-1 Helmet with type 2 St Clair liner

    € 1,100.00

    McCord 'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell with type 2 St Clair low pressure liner. The steel shell has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with raised bar brass buckle. The heat stamp is 432C. The St Clair liner features smooth green exterior paint and unpainted interior with a small yellow SC stamp in the dome. The liner has rayon suspension with fixed leather chinstrap with square sliding buckle. It is complete with a rayon headband and neckband. The type 2 St Clair liner was produced for only a short time. They are in fact harder to find that the type 1 with green painted interior. This interior of this particular liner is featured in my M-1 Helmet book (pages 65 and 69 of the 2007 Limited Edition and page 71 of the 2010 Schiffer Edition). The exterior has remnants of what seems to be a white wash camouflage. The fragile leather chinstrap had a clean break but this has been glued back together. Both the steel shell and liner have the laundry mark 1410 stencilled in black under the rim. The helmet is in very good, all complete and 100% original condition and will make a great addition to a collection. It has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home. View the many photos.

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  5. M-1 Helmet with type 6 Inland liner

    € 875.00

    McCord'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell with Inland liner. The steel shell has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with blackened flat steel buckle. The heat stamp is 653C. The Inland liner is a very rare 'transitional' type. It features cotton suspension, steel A washers and fixed leather chinstrap with square slide buckle. The headband and neckband are of the cotton type. The rarity is the fact the suspension without double snaps for the early rayon headband is combined with a fixed chinstrap. This combination was not known when I published the Limited Edition of my M-1 helmet book in 2007. It was presented as the type 6 liner in the Schiffer Edition of 2010 (pages 190 and 191). Until now this is the only example of this variation I have seen. Although the fixed chinstrap is dry and broken the rarity of this variation liner warrants a place in a collection.
    This is an all complete 100% original helmet with rare liner that will make a great addition to a collection. Plus it is featured in a book! It has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home. View the many photos.

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  6. St Clair liner, type 7

    € 675.00
    Low pressure type 7 liner produced by the St Clair. It features smooth OD exterior paint and cotton suspension with steel A washers, early type leather chinstrap with green coated flat lever buckle and large yellow SC stamp in the dome. It has a rare black vinyl headband and cotton neck band.
    T/5 chevrons were painted by hand on the front. The backside of the liner has the number 48 spray painted with a stencil. On several places the liner is marked with the name 'West' and 'private' on the front above the T/5 marking and again the number 48 below the marking.
    This variation St Cllair liner is featured in my M-1 Helmet book (pages 160-161 of the 2007 Limited Edition and pages 168-169 of the 2010 Schiffer Edition). The rare vinyl headband is also featured in the book (pages 112-113 of the 2007 Limited Edition and pages 120-121 of the 2010 Schiffer Edition).
    This is a superb piece for a collection plus it is featured in a book. The vinyl headband and leather chinstrap alone make up for half of the price of this gem! The liner has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home.

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  7. M-1 Helmet with type 5 Inland liner

    € 850.00
    McCord'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell with Inland liner. The steel shell has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with early type cast brass buckle. The heat stamp is 40C. The Inland liner is a rare 'transitional' type. It features smooth exterior paint, cotton suspension with six pairs of snaps to take the rayon headband, steel A washers and a removable leather chinstrap with green coated steel flat lever buckle The headband and neckband are of the cotton type.
    The steel A washers of this liner are curious as they have a yellow coating. During the early stages of development various types of coating were tried to see what would work best against oxidation of the steel. This is one of these variations. A section showing the yellow A washers of this liner is presented in my M-1 Helmet book (pages 85 of the 2007 Limited Edition and page 93 of the 2010 Schiffer Edition). A laundry mark was edges in the paint on the front of the liner between the river and the eyelet.
    This is an all complete 100% original early production helmet helmet in very good condition. It will make a great addition to a collection. Plus it is featured in a book! It has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home. View the many photos.

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  8. M-1 Helmet with type 1 Hawley liner

    € 1,150.00

    McCord 'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell with type 1 Hawley liner. The steel shell has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with raised bar brass buckle. The heat stamp is 259C. The Hawley fibre liner is a type 1 that features rayon suspension, rectangular aluminum washers and fixed leather chinstrap with brass square slide buckle and brass chinstrap holders. The use of aluminum and brass parts indicate earliest prodiction, late 1941 - early 1942. The headband and neckband are of rayon also. The helmet appears not to have been worn and is surely one of the nicest of this type. It is all complete, 100% original and in superb condition, a true gem. This top piece has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home. View the many photos.

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  9. M-1 Helmet with type 1 Westinghouse liner

    € 875.00
    McCord'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell with Westinghouse liner. The steel shell has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with brass raised bar buckle. The heat stamp is 138A.
    The Westinghouse liner is a rare type 1 that features rayon suspension, rectangular washers and fixed leather chinstrap with square slide buckle, production 1942. The headband and neckband are of the cotton type, which is not uncommon to see in early type liners as these parts were more comfortable. The leather chinstrap is a bit dry but the fact it is still present is remarkable. Often these are missing and they can not be replaced. This is an all complete 100% original helmet with rare liner that will make a great addition to a collection. It has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home.

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  10. M-1 Helmet with St Clair liner, X marked

    € 1,350.00
    McCord 'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell with type 1 St Clair low pressure liner. The steel shell has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with cast raised bar brass buckle. The heat stamp is 281A. The St Clair liner features smooth green exterior paint and a green painted interior with a large yellow X stamp in the dome. This rare X stamp indicates earliest production and was done before the SC stamp (this particular X stamp is presented in my M-1 Helmet book). The liner has rayon suspension with fixed leather chinstrap with square sliding buckle. It is complete with a cotton headband and rayon neckband. The name Doyle is written on the suspension.
    This rare type 1 St Cllair liner of this helmet is featured in my M-1 Helmet book (pages 146 and 148-149 of the 2007 Limited Edition and pages 154 and 156-157 of the 2010 Schiffer Edition). The helmet is in very good, all complete and 100% original condition and will make a great addition to a collection. It has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home. View the many photos.

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  11. M-1 Helmet with Hood Rubber company liner, ID-ed

    € 775.00
    McCord'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell with Westinghouse liner. The steel shell has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with brass raised bar buckle. The heat stamp is 176A.
    The Hood Rubber company liner has the typical reenforcing disc with silver HR in the crown. It features cotton suspension, cotton headband with wire buckle and early type leather chinstrap with green coated steel flat lever buckle. The headband and neckband are broken due to tension. The liner still has its original paint and the front is marked with the name Leigl. The helmet belonged to William T. Leigl Jr. ,ASN 32606211, who enlisted on January 9, 1943.
    To find a helmet with a Hood Rubber company liner that was actually used is pretty rare. In addition this one is ID-ed. This is an all complete 100% original helmet with uncommon liner that will make a great addition to a collection. It has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home.

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  12. M-1 Helmet with St Clair liner, x marked

    € 975.00
    McCord 'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell with St Clair low pressure liner. The steel shell has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with brass raised bar buckle. The heat stamp is a little hard to read but seems to be 19C. The St Clair liner is a type 1 and features smooth green exterior paint and a green painted interior with a small yellow x stamp in the dome. This rare X stamp indicates earliest production and was done before the SC stamp (this particular x stamp is presented in my M-1 Helmet book pages 154 of the 2010 Schiffer Edition, see last photo). The liner has rayon suspension with fixed leather chinstrap with square sliding buckle. It is complete with a cotton headband and rayon neckband.
    This helmet is in excellent, all complete and 100% original condition and will make a great addition to a collection. It has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home. View the many photos

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  13. M-1 Helmet with St Clair liner, triangle marked

    € 1,495.00
    McCord 'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell with high pressure plastic Inland liner. The steel shell has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with raised bar brass buckle. The heat stamp is 69C. The steel shell is marked on the rear with a yellow triangle with an arrow pointing to the right above it. Also there is a handwritten M in the triangle. The significance of this marking is currently unknown.
    The St Clair liner is a type 1. It features smooth exterior paint, rayon suspension with rectangular washers and fixed chinstrap with square slide buckle. The chinstrap is a bit fragile but at least it is present! The liner is marked in the dome with the yellow SC in a box. Due to tension the suspension broke at the front washer.
    This helmet is featured with its twin in my M-1 Helmet book (pages 290 - 291 of the 2007 Limited Edition and pages of 306 - 307 the 2010 Schiffer Edition). It is in good condition. Fixed bail helmets with painted markings are very hard to find. This gem will be a top piece in any collection. Plus it is featured in a book!

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  14. M-1 Helmet with St Clair liner, ID-ed

    € 825.00
    McCord 'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell with St Clair low pressure liner. The steel shell has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with brass raised bar buckle. The heat stamp is 499C. The St Clair low pressure liner is a type 8. It is presented in my M-1 Helmet book (pages 162 and 163 of the 2007 Limited Edition and pages 170 and 171 of the 2010 Schiffer Edition). The liner has the yellow SC stamp in the dome and features textured finish, cotton suspension with six pairs of snaps to take the rayon headband and early type leather chinstrap with green coated steel flat lever buckle. The liner is complete with a cotton headband and neckband. The helmet belonged to Donald S. Smith, ASN 16170887, who enlisted on February 7, 1943. Smith marked his helmet with a laundry mark on several places of the suspension. The steel shell has a shallow dent to the backside (indicated on photo 3). It is there but doesn't distract much and certainly doesn't take away from the quality of this helmet.
    This helmet is in excellent, all complete and 100% original condition. With the uncommon liner that is featured in a book it will make a great addition to a collection. Plus it is ID-ed which deserves further research. This helmet has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home. View the many photos.

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  15. Hood Rubber company liner, ID-ed

    € 625.00
    Hard to find Hood Rubber company liner in very good condition and all complete. What makes this liner unusual and rare is the fact it lacks the typical reenforcing disc in the crown (type 3 variation). It does have the silver HR stamp. The liner features steel A washers, cotton suspension, cotton headband and neckband and early type leather chinstrap with green coated steel flat lever buckle.The liner also has it original textured finish with flaking along the edge which is very common for HR liners. There is a small crack in back. Under the brim it is marked in tiny letters J.J. HAGE and 32855470. This liner belonged to Joseph. J. Hage, ASN 32855470, who enlisted on April 3, 1943. It seems he was a T/Sgt who served in the ETO, but further research is required.
    This rare variation Hood Rubber company liner is featured in my M-1 Helmet book (pages 193 and 198 of the 2007 Limited Edition and pages of 203 and 208 of the 2010 Schiffer Edition). It is a nice piece for the collection plus it is ID-ed and featured in a book!

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  16. Hawley fibre liner

    € 725.00
    Excellent condition Hawley fibre liner that features rayon suspension, rectangular aluminum washers and fixed leather chinstrap with brass square slide buckle. The use of aluminum and brass in the liner indicate this was one of the earliest production, late 1941 - early 1942. These materials were shortly after replaced by steel. The leather chinstrap is a bit crackled on the left side of the liner where it goes over the rim but it is firm. Early production fibre liners in excellent condition are hard to find. You'll be hardpressed to find a nicer one than this superb example!

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  17. Camouflaged St Clair liner

    € 875.00
    1st type St Clair liner with green painted interior, rayon suspension, rectangular steel washers and fixed leather chinstrap with square slide buckle. Although the leather chinstrap is present it is very fragile. The liner has a small yellow SC stamp in the dome. This yellow SC stamp is presented in my M-1 Helmet book, the 2010 Schiffer Edition on page 154 (bottom right). Green interior St Clair liners are the most difficult ones to find. Especially in this nice all original condition. But what makes this liner truly superb is the fact it has a hand painted camouflage scheme. This type of camouflage is associated with early campaigns (Africa, Italy). Original camouflaged helmets and liners are exceedingly difficult to find.
    A green interior St Clair liner is missing from nearly all collections. This is your chance to add such a rare gem to the collection and it is camouflaged to top it of! The liner is 100% original, nothing added, nothing replaced, plus its maker's stamp present in a book. View the many photos.

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  18. St Clair liner

    € 275.00

    Low pressure type 3 liner produced by the St Clair. This rare transitional type features rayon suspension with steel A washers and early type leather chinstrap with green coated flat lever buckle and yellow SC stamp in the dome. The liner has a crack in the rear and it was repainted. Staff Sergeant chevrons were spray painted with a stencil on both sides. The rayon suspension is torn and the headband and neckband are no longer present. There is a faint laundry mark visible on the suspenion.
    This rare variation St Cllair liner is featured in my M-1 Helmet book (pages 152-153 of the 2007 Limited Edition and pages 160-161 of the 2010 Schiffer Edition). Although the condition is in fair shape at best (priced accordingly) the rarity of this type warrants a place in a collection. This St Clair liner is the only one that I have ever seen of this type! It is still a nice piece for the collection plus it is featured in a book. The liner has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home.

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  19. St Clair liner

    € 400.00
    Low pressure type 11 liner produced by the St Clair. The liner has cotton suspension with steel A washers and early type leather chinstrap with green coated flat lever buckle. Of interest is the fact the GI marked his liner well. He painted his full name and ASN on the inside. Gerard Vachon, ASN 31319755, enlisted on February 23, 1943. Overall the liner seems to have hardly been worn. It is in excellent condition and 100% original, nothing added, nothing replaced. St Clair liners are quite difficult to find, especially this nice and all complete and ID-ed to boot.

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  20. Webbing paratrooper chinstrap - D

    € 375.00
    This is a rare 'transitional' fabric chincup with 4 zinc alloy eyelets. It came right after the first type fabric chinstrap with 5 eyelets and led up to the final OD3 version with 4 brass eyelets of the M-1C jump helmet. The fabric is of a yellowish shade and it has US stamped on the center of the base strap. The chin support is attached to the base strap with X stitches, which is a rare variation. This was likely one of the initial ways of attachment which was later changed to bar tacks. The ends of the fabric of the base strap meet between two eyelets and are conneceted with a bar tack. It is described on page 31 of Michel DeTrez's book on American Paratrooper Helmets. Although the drawings show brass eyelets these transitional fabric chincups still had zinc alloy eyelets like the first type. Transitional fabric paratrooper chinstraps are hard to find! This one is super nice. Insured package shipping is mandatory for this item.

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  21. Webbing paratrooper chinstrap - C

    € 375.00
    This is a rare 'transitional' fabric chincup with 4 zinc alloy eyelets. It came right after the first type fabric chinstrap with 5 eyelets and led up to the final OD3 version with 4 brass eyelets of the M-1C jump helmet. The fabric is of a yellowish shade and it has US stamped on the center of the base strap. The chin support is attached to the base strap with bar tacks. The ends of the fabric of the base strap meet between two eyelet and are conneceted with a bar tack also. It is described on page 31 of Michel DeTrez's book on American Paratrooper Helmets. Although the drawings show brass eyelets these transitional fabric chincups still had zinc alloy eyelets like the first type. Transitional fabric paratrooper chinstraps are hard to find! This one is super nice. Insured package shipping is mandatory for this item.

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  22. Webbing paratrooper chinstrap - B

    € 325.00
    This is a rare 'transitional' fabric chincup with 4 zinc alloy eyelets. It came right after first type fabric chinstrap with 5 eyelets and led up to the final OD3 version with 4 brass eyelets of the M-1C jump helmet. The fabric is of a yellowish shade. The US stamp on the center of the base strap has faded away. The chin support is attached to the base strap with Z stitches, which is a rare variation. This was likely one of the initial ways of attachment which was later changed to bar tacks. The ends of the fabric meet under an eyelet (as shown in pink on the drawing). This proved unsatisfactory as the faric still unravelled, as seen on this example. This was later corrected with a bar tack between the eyelets. It is described on page 31 of Michel DeTrez's book on American Paratrooper Helmets. Although the drawings show brass eyelets these transitional fabric chincups still had zinc alloy eyelets like the first type. Transitional fabric paratrooper chinstraps are hard to find! Insured package shipping is mandatory for this item.

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  23. Webbing paratrooper chinstrap - A

    € 350.00
    This is a rare 'transitional' fabric chincup with 4 zinc alloy eyelets. It came right after the first type fabric chinstrap with 5 eyelets and led up to the final OD3 version with 4 brass eyelets of the M-1C jump helmet. The fabric is of a yellowish shade and it has US stamped on the center of the base strap. The chin support is attached to the base strap with bar tacks. The ends of the fabric meet under an eyelet (as shown in pink on the drawing). This proved unsatisfactory as the faric still unravelled, as seen on this example. This was later corrected with a bar tack between the eyelets. It is described on page 31 of Michel DeTrez's book on American Paratrooper Helmets. Although the drawings show brass eyelets these transitional fabric chincups still had zinc alloy eyelets like the first type. Transitional fabric paratrooper chinstraps are hard to find! Insured package shipping is mandatory for this item.

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  24. Liner chinstrap with brown buckle

    € 275.00

    Early type leather liner chinstrap with brown coated steel buckle. The triangular holders are green coated steel. The buckle has a large size flat lever. The condition is very good. These type of chinstraps were used on early production liners with steel A washers. Leather chinstraps with brown buckle are extremely rare. This particular one is picture in my M-1 helmet book on page 95. It comes from the M-1 Helmet.com collection stock.


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  25. Liner chinstrap

    € 135.00
    Early type leather liner chinstrap with green coated steel hardware. The buckle is a 'transitional' type with curved lever end with rounded corners. A name is written on the backside. The condition is very good. These type of chinstraps were used on early production liners with steel A washers. These chinstraps are hard to find today. This example comes from the M-1 Helmet.com collection stock.

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