WWII US Navy Restored Original M1 Infantry Helmet Swivel Bale Shell and Liner with Damage Control Fire Brigade USN Emblem
WWII US Navy Restored Original M1 Infantry Helmet Swivel Bale Shell and Liner with Fire Brigade USN Emblem
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, liner with accessories that has been restored to represent the standard infantry model worn by the US Army units during WWII. This swivel bale 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.
At Top Pots, we are not "reproducing" WWII webbing... we are actually remaking it... on three WWII era Saurer Shuttle Loomswith the original cams!
So, if you are looking for a US WWII swivel bale 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 standard 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
Olive drab #3 HBT suspension (made from our genuine WWII era US Shuttle Looms)
Upper suspension (with WWII era maker’s mark stamp)
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)
Leather liner chinstrap (with WWII era maker’s mark stamp and set with United Carr marked hardware)
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.
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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!