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US M1 'Military Police' Combat Helmet

Description

 US M1 Combat Helmet. The M-1 helmet was developed as a replacement for the M-1917 helmet that had seen use since WW1. The M-1 helmet was approved for production in June of 1941. Early models had solid loops (fixed bale) for the chin straps but they broke off to often and were replaced with a moveable hinged loop.This is an early type helmet with the fixed bale loops and front seam stainless steel rim. The helmet shows the stamped heat numbers '593', this indicates production by the 'McCord Radiator and Manufacturing Company' of Detroit. The helmet is complete with its original factory sewn chinstrap. The helmet has been period overpainted showing an overpainted larger yellow line around the helmet which has been overpainted in standard us olive drab and painted on top is a smaller type yellow line around the helmet, the abbreviation 'M.P' (Military Police) is stencilled on front of the helmet together with the number '180'. Original wartime MP helmets are extremely rare, this is one of the few originals. Stunning original Military Police Helmet shell!

This helmet originates from the collection of the recently closed Eyewitness Museum!

Shipping: please note shipping for this item might take a few days longer because this item needs to be collected out of our separate secured storage location.

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