Of June 1, 1942 contract. With green coated wire buckle and 2nd type springclips. It is of the earliest production when the leather still had the slits for the springclips. This was soon after improved by cut outs in the leather. Early production headbands with wire buckle and especially with the slits in the leather are exceedingly rare. This example is rather used and the leather has darkened but it is great for display or to be put in a well used liner. It comes from the M-1 Helmet.com collection stock.
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