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WWII US Army Aged Original M1C Paratrooper Airborne Helmet Shell and Liner with 517th PRCT Camouflage Pattern

WWII US Army Aged Original M1C Paratrooper Airborne Helmet Shell and Liner with 517th PRCT Camouflage Emblem

For the most authentic museum quality restored original M1C swivel bale paratrooper helmet and liner for sale – look no further!

This is a totally restored original US WWII M1 helmet, liner with accessories that has been converted to represent the rare M1C paratrooper model specially made for the 517th PRCT of the 82nd Airborne during WWII. This M1C helmet conversion has been conducted with painstaking detail, such as the use of United Carr marked hardware on the liner nape strap and, more importantly, the use of actual shuttle loomed 20/2 mercerized yarn olive drab #3 chinstrap, field-made webbed chin-cup and HBT suspension webbing. All of which were made on the only functional original WWII era shuttle looms in existence.

At Top Pots, we are not "reproducing" WWII webbing... we are actually remaking it... on three WWII era Saurer Shuttle Looms with the original cams!

So, if you are looking for a US WWII M1C swivel bale jump helmet with the most authentic Type II Mil-Spec 530 11 row weave chain-pattern, A yoke and Herring Bone Twill suspension webbing, this is your helmet. This particular helmet represents the standard model, which would have been used in combat operations such as the Operation Dragoon in Southern France. This is simply the best WWII 517th M1C paratrooper helmet for re-enactors, air-soft clubs and collectors made exclusively by Top Pots.

This restored and converted original WWII 517th PRCT M1C helmet is complete for sale as shown and includes the following

  • Original WWII era M1 helmet shell (FRONT SEAM)
  • Correct FS34087 lustreless olive drab exterior paint with aged 517th camouflage paint scheme
  • Cork textured
  • Swivel bale chinstrap loops
  • US M1 helmet liner (with frontal insignia hole and converted to 517th airborne specifications)
  • Olive drab #3 HBT suspension (made from our genuine WWII era US Shuttle Looms)
    • Upper suspension (with WWII era maker’s mark stamp)
    • Lace cord
    • Internal airborne chinstrap snaps
    • A washers and rivets
    • 517th field-made webbed chin cup
    • Back strap (with correct Segma hardware)
    • Nape strap (with United Carr hardware and WWII era QM stamp)
    • Sweatband / Headband with six clips (with WWII era QM stamp)
    • Leather liner chinstrap (with WWII era maker’s mark stamp and set with United Carr marked hardware)
  • Paratrooper chinstraps (Operation Dragoon style made with original field pack buckles)

This is the finest restored US WWII 517th M1C helmet available and would make a fine addition to any film production, collection, costume, display, re-enactment impression or special gift. For more information about further customization, difference between Grade I and Grade II liners and production / delivery times please visit our Helmet Production page.

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