WWII US Army Restored Original M1 Infantry Helmet Fix Bale McCord Shell with Chinstraps - Lt. General Rank (Metal Insignia Stars)
For the most authentic museum quality restored original M1 fix bale infantry helmet shell for sale – look no further!
This is a totally restored original US WWII M1 helmet with chinstraps that has been converted to represent the early fix bale infantry model worn by the US Army units during WWII. This M1 helmet restoration has been conducted with painstaking detail, such as the use of actual shuttle loomed 20/2 mercerized yarn olive drab #3 chinstrap webbing. All of which is made on the only functional original WWII era shuttle loom 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 helmet with the most authentic Type II Mil-Spec 530 11 row weave chain-pattern chinstrap webbing, this is your helmet. This particular helmet represents the earlier model, which would have been used in combat operations such as the D Day jump. 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
This is the finest restored US WWII M1 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.
Just a quick note to say we are in the final stages of importing what may be one of the last large caches of original US WWII M1 helmets and liners (full cargo container full). To say this, along with being forced to run every strand of yarn on the three 80 year old original shuttle looms we had, has been a distraction the past 18 months, is putting it mildly, but we pulled it off.
All current custom helmet and clothing orders are being processed and will be updated as they go out the door.
More info, pics and video on the import and the final helmet webbing production will be posted over the next few months. At the moment we gotta get caught up on helmets... and make space!