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WW2 U.S. M1 Combat Helmets, Helmet Liners, Chinstraps, Nape Straps, HBT Caps, Overseas Caps, Navy Gray Dixie Cup Hat, Officer Visor Hat, Officer Overseas Hat, WAC Overseas Hat, Tank Helmet, Montana Campaign Hat, M17A1Helmet, Sniper Veil, and Other WW2 Headgear, etc., as available.

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NOTE: Please be aware; unless the hat has its original size tag, we can not guarantee the size. Even in the case of original size tags being intact, we see variance in the actual sizes of hats. We do not guarantee hat sizes to fit.
Nape Strap, (Neck Band), With 4-Silver Colored Snaps, For WW2 U.S. M1 Helmet Liner. Made By "AM Stay Co."
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1UH-1. Light olive drab, (various shades of OD-3), colored cotton; approximately 4-1/4-inch long x 1-1/8-inch high with, four, silver colored metal snaps. This neckband snaps into the liner suspension, at the nape of the neck, for a secure fit of the liner. This important component is often missing from most helmet liners. Maker marked, "AM Stay Co., W 199 QM 39942," (size 1-small). Complete that WW2 helmet liner now. May have very minor and very insignificant age on some of the snaps. Unused. Just about mint condition. $10.00

Nape Strap, (Neck Band), With 4-Silver Colored Snaps, For WW2 U.S. M1 Helmet Liner. Made By "George Frost Co."
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1UH-3. Light olive drab, (various shades of OD-3), colored cotton; approximately 4-1/4-inch long x 1-1/8-inch high with, four, silver colored metal snaps. This neckband snaps into the liner suspension, at the nape of the neck, for a secure fit of the liner. This important component is often missing from most helmet liners. Maker marked, "No 1 Size, W199-QM-39941 George Frost Co," (size1-small). Complete that WW2 helmet liner now. May have very minor and very insignificant age on some of the snaps. Unused. Just about mint condition. $10.00

Nape Strap, (Neck Band), With 4-Silver Colored Snaps, For WW2 U.S. M1 Helmet Liner. Made By "S.M.C."
M1NeckSMC.JPG (31216 bytes) 1UH-6. Light olive drab, (various shades of OD-3), colored cotton; approximately 4-1/4-inch long x 1-1/8-inch high with, four, silver colored metal snaps. This neckband snaps into the liner suspension, at the nape of the neck, for a secure fit of the liner. This important component is often missing from most helmet liners. Maker marked, "W11-009 QM 16874, S.M.C. SMALL," (the lettering, on some of the straps from this manufacturer, is lightly stamped). Complete that WW2 helmet liner now. May have very minor and very insignificant age on some of the snaps. Unused. Just about mint condition. $10.00
Nape Strap, (Neck Band), With 4-Silver Colored Snaps, For WW2 U.S. M1 Helmet Liner. Made By "VOGT."
M1NeckVogt.JPG (34495 bytes) 1UH-9. Light olive drab, (various shades of OD-3), colored cotton; approximately 4-1/4-inch long x 1-1/8-inch high with, four, silver colored metal snaps. This neckband snaps into the liner suspension, at the nape of the neck, for a secure fit of the liner. This important component is often missing from most helmet liners. Maker marked, "W-199-QM 39934 VOGT 1," (size 1-small), (the lettering, on some of the straps from this manufacturer, is lightly stamped). Complete that WW2 helmet liner now. May have very minor and very insignificant age on some of the snaps. Unused. Just about mint condition. $10.00
Nape Strap, (Neck Band), With 4-Silver Colored Snaps, For WW2 U.S. M1 Helmet Liner. Made By "P.K.W."
M1NeckPKW.JPG (32118 bytes) 1UH-12. Light olive drab, (various shades of OD-3), colored cotton; approximately 4-1/4-inch long x 1-1/8-inch high with, four, silver colored metal snaps. This neckband snaps into the liner suspension, at the nape of the neck, for a secure fit of the liner. This important component is often missing from most helmet liners. Maker marked, "Cont. No. W199-QM 39935 P.K.W.," (size 1-small), (some of the lettering may be under the snap and some of the lettering from this manufacturer, is lightly stamped). Complete that WW2 helmet liner now. May have very minor and very insignificant age on some of the snaps. Unused. Just about mint condition. $10.00
WW2 U.S. M1 Combat Helmet & Liner with, Front Seam, OD-7 Straps and Swivel Bale

1UH-14. WW2 U.S. M1 Combat Helmet & Liner, with, Front Seam, Swivel Bale, OD-7 Cotton Web Straps, OD-3 Interior Liner Suspension. The exterior of this example steel helmet retains approximately 95%, or more, of its original WW2 period coarse green paint finish, (absolutely not a repaint). The exterior finish exhibits light signs of age and some wear, to the surface of the painted finish, from very light handling and possible use; there are light to moderate scuffs and scratches on each side of the helmet where it was pressed against and into other helmets, during many years of storage; some of the scratches go through the paint, down to the bright base metal, mostly above the rim and around the circumference of the helmet, (IMHO, nothing of an extreme nature). The paint on the exterior crown exhibits light surface wear, as well as light to moderate surface scratches and light scuffs. The interior of the steel helmet retains approximately 95% of its original WW2 period, smooth, matte green paint finish, (absolutely not a repaint); which exhibits light signs of age, as well as normal, minor wear, in the form of surface scuffs, scratches and insignificant soil from the liner being inserted and removed during light use. The “heat of the steel,” number, “1064D,” is stamped on the inside front area near the visor; the heat of the steel number, stamped on helmets, allowed the helmet to be tracked; if the helmet proved defective, helmets from that lot could be removed from the system. The olive drab, (OD-7), cotton straps with, blackened brass, claw hook and arrow buckle, are machine-sewn to the helmet through a flexible chinstrap loop; the straps are in excellent condition; the metal hardware is also in excellent condition, showing very light signs of age and extremely insignificant wear to the blackened surface. The metal rim edging is seamed in the front and retains approximately 95%, or more, of its original paint.

The fiber liner has a front vent hole and the exterior finish exhibits an extremely light, textured, olive green, post war, military repainted finish, which has insignificant surface wear, very minor scuffs and a few small surface scratches to the painted finish. Approximately 98% of the exterior painted finish remains.
The surface scuffs and insignificant surface scratches do not actually completely pierce the painted finish, (nothing at all of a serious nature).   

The interior of the liner has light olive colored, (OD-3), cotton interior webbing throughout, which is in excellent condition. The green painted, “A,” washers are in Vg+ condition, showing, some surface wear to the painted finish. A few of the, “A,” washers, have picked up very insignificant white age deterioration, and one has some rust at its apex; the rust has bled onto the back suspension cloth, a little bit, but nothing serious. The russet leather chinstrap, with blackened metal hardware, is soft, supple and completely serviceable; the strap has a wrinkled spot where it rested between the liner and steel pot for a long time.  

The adjusting buckle is stamped with an “anchor,” design, which is the logo of, “North & Judd, Manufacturing Co., New Britain & Middletown, CT;” the company manufactured metal parts and metal buckles, various hardware stampings, farm hardware, as well as military buckles and military hardware, as early as 1812; the blackened rivets are stamped, “United Carr.”

The liner is complete with light olive colored cotton, (OD-3), size small, nape strap, which is attached with four light gray colored metal snaps and ink stamped S.M.C. The flesh colored leather sweatband exhibits very light signs of age, insignificant use and it has a moderate soil spot, where it appears someone handled the sweatband with dirty hands, (nothing serious). The metal clips that attach the sweatband to the liner suspension have a beautiful green painted finish and are in excellent condition, without any deterioration or deficiencies. The sweatband is adjusted by the, late type, single piece, green painted, stamped steel buckle with teeth. The interior of liner has a little, light, dusty storage soil; the crown of the liner is embossed with the, “Westinghouse,” logo and what looks like the number, 12,” (the number is not completely legible). This is an excellent, clean and complete example; completely original WW2 M1 helmet & liner, part of a very large lot of WW2 helmets and liners, we acquired, many years ago, from a local military depot. Overall excellent. $275.00  SOLD

WW2 U.S. M1 Combat Helmet & Liner with, Front Seam, OD-7 Straps and Swivel Bale

1UH-16. WW2 U.S. M1 Combat Helmet & Liner, with, Front Seam, Swivel Bale, OD-7 Cotton Web Straps, OD-3 Interior Liner Suspension. The exterior of this example steel helmet retains approximately 95%, or more, of its original WW2 period coarse green paint finish, (absolutely not a repaint). The exterior finish exhibits light signs of age and some wear, to the surface of the painted finish, from very light handling and possible use; there are light scuffs and scratches on each side of the helmet where it was pressed against and into other helmets, during many years of storage; some of the scratches go through the paint, down to the bright base metal, mostly above the rim and around the circumference of the helmet, (not seriously detracting or damaging). The surface of the paint on the exterior crown exhibits very light and small spots of surface wear, as well as very few and light surface scratches and some light scuffs. The interior of the steel helmet retains approximately 95% of its original WW2 period, smooth, matte green paint finish, (absolutely not a repaint); which exhibits light signs of age, as well as normal wear, in the form of surface scuffs, scratches from the liner being inserted and removed during very light use, if any. The “heat of the steel number, “??96D,” is stamped on the inside front area near the visor, (the first two numbers are illegible); the heat of the steel number, stamped on helmets, allowed the helmet to be tracked; if the helmet proved defective, helmets from that lot could be removed from the system.

The olive drab, (OD-7), cotton straps with, blackened brass, claw hook and arrow buckle, are machine-sewn to the helmet through a flexible chinstrap loop; the straps are in excellent condition; the metal hardware is also in excellent condition, showing extremely light signs of age to the blackened surface. The metal rim edging is seamed in the front and retains approximately 95%, or more, of its original paint.

The fiber liner has a front vent hole and the exterior finish exhibits an extremely light, textured, olive green, post war, military repainted finish, which has minor scuffs and light surface scratches to the painted finish. The paint, on the heads of the rivets, is mostly worn off. Approximately 95% of the exterior painted finish remains. Most of the surface scuffs and insignificant surface scratches do not actually completely pierce the painted finish, (nothing at all of a serious nature). The front of the liner bears a hand annotated regiment number using red paint; this annotation is light but still fairly easy to decipher, “Co E, 3rd Bat 3 Regt.”  

The interior of the liner has light olive colored, (OD-3), cotton interior webbing throughout, which exhibits very light signs of age with very minor soil. The dark gray painted, “A,” washers are in Vg condition; A few of the, “A,” washers, have picked up very insignificant white age deterioration, (nothing serious). The russet leather chinstrap, with blackened metal hardware, is soft, supple and completely serviceable. The adjusting buckle is stamped with a patent number, Pat 2363872, the patent was issued, Nov. 2, 19
44. One rivet on the strap is stamped, “United Carr.” One rivet is blank. The metal hardware on the liner chin strap has picked up a moderate amount of verdigris.

The liner is complete with light olive colored cotton, (OD-3), size small, nape strap, which is attached with four silver/gray colored metal snaps and is ink stamped, “VOGT.” The dark flesh colored leather sweatband exhibits moderate signs of age, use, and soil, (nothing serious). Most of the green painted metal clips that attach the sweatband to the liner suspension exhibit moderate, some heavy, signs of rust. The rust on some of the clips has transferred onto the liner suspension, in a few places, (nothing serious). The sweatband is adjusted by the, late type, single piece, green painted, stamped steel buckle with teeth, which has picked some overall white deterioration. The interior of liner has some dusty storage soil; the crown of the liner is embossed with the, “International Molded Plastics,” “little man logo” and the number, “6.” International Molded Plastics was located in Watertown
Massachusetts and made helmets shells in 1942 to 1945.

This is an excellent, complete example; completely original WW2 M1 helmet & liner, part of a very large lot of WW2 helmets and liners, we acquired, many years ago, from a local military depot. Overall excellent. $275.00
SOLD

WW2 U.S. M1 Combat Helmet & Liner with, Front Seam, OD-7 Straps and Swivel Bale
1UH-18. WW2 U.S. M1 Combat Helmet & Liner, with, Front Seam, Swivel Bale, OD-7 Cotton Web Straps, OD-3 Interior Liner Suspension. The exterior of this example steel helmet retains approximately 90%, or more, of its original WW2 period coarse green paint finish, (absolutely not a repaint). The exterior finish exhibits light to moderate signs of age and some wear, to the surface of the painted finish, from light handling and possible use; there are light scuffs and scratches on each side of the helmet where it was pressed against and into other helmets, during many years of storage; very small remnants of the original packing paper has adhered to the painted finish on the left side. Some of the scratches go through the paint, down to the bright base metal, and there are light scratches throughout the exterior painted finish, (nothing seriously detracting). The surface of the paint on the exterior crown exhibits some light spots of surface wear, as well as light surface scratches and scuffs, (nothing seriously detracting).

The interior of the steel helmet retains approximately 95%, or more, of its original WW2 period, smooth, matte green paint finish, (absolutely not a repaint); which exhibits light signs of age, light soil, as well as normal wear, in the form of, black surface scuffs, and minor scratches from the liner being inserted and removed during light use. The "heat of the steel number, "1096D," is clearly stamped on the inside front area near the visor. The heat of the steel number, stamped on helmets, allowed the helmet to be tracked; if the helmet proved defective, helmets from that lot could be removed from the system. The inside front of the helmet is hand annotated, (looks like ball pen), "M/Sgt. Gregory)."

The olive drab, (OD-7), cotton straps with, blackened brass, claw hook and arrow buckle, are machine-sewn to the helmet through a flexible chinstrap loop; the straps are in excellent condition; the metal hardware is also in excellent condition, showing light signs of age to the blackened surface. The metal rim edging is seamed in the front and retains approximately 95%, or more, of its original paint.

The fiber liner has a front vent hole and the exterior finish exhibits smooth, olive green, post war, military repainted finish, which has minor scuffs and very light surface scratches to the painted finish. The paint, on the exterior heads of some of the rivets show paint wear. The liner retains approximately 98% of its exterior painted finish. Most of the surface scuffs and insignificant surface scratches do not actually completely pierce the painted finish, (nothing at all of a serious nature).

The interior of the liner has light olive colored, (OD-3), cotton interior webbing throughout, which exhibits light signs of age as well as minor soil. The greenish painted, "A," washers are in Vg condition; A few of the, "A," washers, have picked up very insignificant white age deterioration, (nothing serious). The russet leather chinstrap, with blackened metal hardware, is soft, supple and completely serviceable; the chinstrap hardware is all in excellent condition. There is some moderate wear to the brown finish, without actually affecting the integrity of the leather. The adjusting buckle is stamped with an "anchor," design, which is the logo of, "North & Judd, Manufacturing Co., New Britain & Middletown, CT;" the company manufactured metal parts and metal buckles, various hardware stampings, farm hardware, as well as military buckles and military hardware, as early as 1812; the buckle rivet is stamped, "dot-dot," and the rivet on the other end of the strap is unmarked. The liner is complete with light olive colored cotton, (OD-3), size MEDIUM, nape strap, which is attached with four silver/gray colored metal snaps and is ink stamped, "S.M.C." This specimen comes without a sweat band. The interior of liner has some dusty storage soil; the crown of the liner is embossed with the, "Westinghouse," logo and the number, "17." Overall, this example is a Vg+, original, example and was part of a very large lot of WW2 helmets and liners, we acquired, many years ago, from a local military depot. Overall near excellent. $245.00 SOLD

Pre & Early U.S. M-1917A1 Combat Helmet – Sometimes Referred to as the Kelly Helmet

1UH-21. After WW1, it became evident that the M-1917 helmet needed a makeover., the M-1917 helmet offered little protection at the sides and back of the head, it was not stable and was poorly balanced. After several years of testing experimental model helmets, it was decided to alter existing M-1917 helmets. These helmets were refinished and refitted with a new style liner that had a leather comfort pad in the crown and an adjustable khaki web chinstrap. The liner was held in the helmet by a screw post and rounded edge nut, which is located at the, “top-dead-center,” this new style attachment provided for ease of removal and reattaching a new liner when necessary.  

The exterior of this example retains approximately 65% of its original, coarse sawdust, dark green painted finish; this finish is, moderate to heavily chipped, scratched, scuffed, worn and soiled throughout the exterior of the helmet and the original dark olive color can be seen where the finish is worn to the base, smooth painted, finish. The exterior, magnetic, rimmed edge is nearly devoid of any finish and exhibits a light surface rust patina and the rim has a small, “nick,” on one side. The inside of the helmet exhibits a smooth, dark green, finish showing overall light rust patina throughout. The interior is quite soiled with dust, dirt, as well as some light, white, splatters on one portion of the interior rim, (we have left the interior of the helmet, as is, without any attempt to clean it). The front interior rim is stamped, D/F 103; the rear interior rim has some letters and numbers, scratched in by a previous owner, which are not completely legible.

The four-panel liner is constructed of light russet brown leather and has metal eyelets with a thin leather tie cord and a leather pad in the crown for adjustment and comfort; there is a side adjustment, as well. The liner is supple and completely intact, however the liner exhibits heavy age, moderate wear, where the leather folds over the metal headband and it is soiled with dust, dirt and some deterioration from storage, as well as some black stains from an unknown substance, possibly paint or ink; (the description of the liner may tend to make it seem worse than it really is).  

 The tan, (OD-3), cotton web chinstraps are sewn to the, flexible, “D-Rings” on the metal liner headband; the chinstrap is fastened and adjusted by blackened brass, “hook & arrow,” hardware. The khaki web chinstraps are intact and serviceable; however they exhibit heavy signs of age and soil with one small frayed spot showing near the adjusting buckle, on the arrow side of the strap. 

These helmets saw action in Pearl Harbor and early in Pacific theatre of Operations. A nice, “salty,” example. SOME WHAT SCARCE. Vg- $125.00 SOLD

M-1938 WW2 U.S. Armored Forces Tanker Helmet

1UH-24. The shell of this helmet is constructed of a hard fiber resin and was designed to provide a modicum of protection against being banged around inside of a tank. The exterior shell is painted olive green and has ten ¾-inch diameter holes around the crown for ventilation; a fiber resin neck shield, on the backside, provided additional protection to the wearer; maybe 98% original paint remains.

The exterior also has straps, with blackened snaps, which secured goggle straps; another strap passed through the neck shield and secured the helmet at the back of the wearers’ neck when in use. Each side, on the exterior, there is a, leather covered, spring steel attachment which holds the earphones in place. All of the exterior leather parts have an olive green finish. The exterior resin exhibits light overall age as minor scuff marks to the green painted finish from storage and handling. The green leather parts show moderate signs of age and wear, with some parts showing slightly heavier age and wear; (nothing severely damaging or detracting). The exterior is in Vg or better condition and would be an enhancement to any collection.  

The interior lining is constructed of, smooth, “flesh colored,” leather, which is lightly padded at the forehead, back of neck and ears; the liner is complete with its original waxed adjusting string. The inside back of the liner is ink stamped, “Wilson Ath. Goods Mfg. Co. Chicago, Ill, 7- 1/8,” and the inside crown is marked, “7-1/8.” The interior leather lining is in near excellent condition and exhibits no actual signs of wear; the liner shows light to moderate signs of soil, where the lining would come into contact with the wearers’ skin, (nothing seriously detracting). The lining would rate at least Vg to VG+. SCARCE.  A very nice example. $375.00 SOLD

Woman’s Army Corps, (WAC), Officer, Chocolate Brown, (ETO), Wool Elastique, Garrison/Overseas Hat

1UH-30. Uniquely shaped, woman’s, dark chocolate brown, wool Elastique, garrison cap with officer metallic gold and black piping, (checkered pattern). The interior is lined with purple/brown rayon fabric; the hat is constructed without a sweatband. A, white paper, size 7, tag is sewn into the edge of the lining, (calculates to a woman size 22). Very nice quality; appears to be unused. Originals do not often turn up. Excellent unused condition. $65.00 SOLD

 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   

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