WWII US Army Restored Original M1 Infantry Helmet Swivel Bale Schlueter Shell with Chinstraps
For the most authentic museum quality restored original M1 swivel bale infantry helmet shell for sale – look no further!
This is a totally restored original US WWII M1 helmet with chinstraps that has been restored to represent the standard swivel 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 standard model, which would have been used in combat operations such as D Day, Operation Market Garden and 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 (swivel bale)
Correct FS34087 lustreless olive drab exterior paint
Swivel bale chinstrap loops
Infantry chinstraps (early war buckle with j hook attachment)
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.