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WWII US Army Restored Original T14 Combat Photographer Helmet and Liner 166th Signal Photographic Company

WWII US Army Restored Original T14 Combat Photographer Helmet and Liner 166th Signal Photographic Company

For the most authentic museum quality restored original M1 swivel bale infantry helmet and liner for sale – look no further!

This is a totally restored original US WWII M1 helmet and liner that has been converted to represent the rare T14 Combat Photographer Helmet and Liner worn by the US Army 166th Signal Photographic Company units during WWII. This helmet restoration 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 and HBT suspension webbing, all of which were made on the only functional original WWII era shuttle looms in existence. This helmet comes exactly as shown with fully functioning raised visor and altered liner.

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 T14 Combat Photographer Helmet with the most authentic Type II Mil-Spec 530 11 row weave chain-pattern and Herring Bone Twill suspension webbing, this is your helmet. This particular helmet represents the field modified model, which would have been used in combat operations such as D Day, Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Okinawa. This is simply the best WWII M1 helmet for re-enactors, air-soft clubs and collectors made exclusively by Top Pots.

This restored original WWII M1 helmet is complete for sale as shown and includes the following

  • Original WWII era M1 helmet shell (with full T14 raised visor flap)
  • Correct FS34087 lustreless olive drab exterior paint
  • Cork textured
  • Swivel bale chinstrap loops
  • US M1 helmet liner (with altered front cut)
  • 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
    • A washers and rivets
    • Back strap (with correct Scovil hardware)
    • Nape strap (with United Carr hardware and WWII era QM stamp)
    • Sweatband / Headband with six clips (with WWII era QM stamp)
  • Infantry chinstraps (early war buckle with j hook attachment)

This is the finest restored US WWII T14 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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