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Untouched WWII M1 Front Seam Swivel Bale Combat Helmet
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A nice example of a combat worn M1 helmet that has remained untouched and uncleaned since it was stored away in 1945 by the G.I who wore it. The exterior cork infused combat green paint is approximately 85% intact, with the usual loss of paint on the magnesium rim and a few spots of loss on the helmet body. One of these spots is on top of the helmet, and there is some surface rust that developed at that spot on the helmet shell. There is also some surface rust on the interior of the helmet shell, not at all unusual since these helmets were often used for "helmet baths" or for cooking. The full chin strap remains present on the helmet. The liner is in place, although the interior of the liner is quite dirty and the manufacturer mark for the liner cannot be seen beneath the dust and grime. The interior of the helmet shows obvious signs of use and wear but it the internal straps are intact. The liner is lacking a chin strap. Overall a nice looking untouched helmet in good, combat used, condition.