WWII US Army Restored Original M1C Airborne Paratrooper Helmet Swivel Bale Shell with Metal Captain Rank and Chinstraps
For the most authentic museum quality restored original M1 swivel bale paratrooper helmet shell for sale – look no further!
This is for the helmet shell, metal officer insignia and airborne chinstraps only. No liner is included. Different officer ranks may be available, so feel free to ask via the contact us form.
This is a totally restored original US WWII M1 helmet shell with chinstraps that has been converted to represent the rare M1C paratrooper model worn by the US Army airborne units during WWII. This M1C 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 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 swivel bale helmet shell with the most authentic Type II Mil-Spec 530 11 row weave chain-pattern chinstrap webbing, this is your helmet. This particular helmet shell represents the standard model, which would have been used in combat operations such as the D Day jump into Normandy. This is simply the best WWII M1C helmet for re-enactors, air-soft clubs and collectors made exclusively by Top Pots.
This restored and converted original WWII M1C helmet is complete for sale as shown and includes the following
This is the finest restored US WWII M1C helmet shell 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!