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

€ 1,750.00

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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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