McCord 'fixed bail' steel shell with Westinghouse liner. The helmet is 100% original, nothing added, nothing replaced and it is a typical combat helmet with mud and grime over it. The Westinghouse liner (type 7) has textured exterior paint, cotton suspension and steel A washers. The leather chinstrap has the green coated buckle with straight lever buckle. It is very brittle and has been repaired but it was never replaced as it is original to the helmet. The inside of the steel shell and the outside of the liner were stencilled with the name G.O. Tripp. The helmet has combat damage on the rear. Both the steel shell and liner were pierced. Although the damage holds the liner in the steel shell it can be taken out with some care. Obviously the plastic tag at the hole is a post war addition by the vet to make sure it wasn't forgotten. It is part of the history of the helmet. Battle damaged helmets are incredibly hard to find. This is a chance to add one to your collection. In all a very nice and all complete helmet. View the many photos.
This is a helmet from the M-1helmet.com collection.