UNITED STATES WWII HEADGEAR

#US2063 US M1 Helmet with Fixed Bales and Early Hardware
Original WWII US M1 helmet with fixed bales and early hardware. The steel pot itself is free of dents and has strong factory textured paint, low lot number, and original fixed bales with original chinstraps.  The liner is a Firestone with early hardware including green A washers and green buckle liner chinstrap.  Someone has written "34" in chalk on the liner, could be easily removed but we are leaving it as is, it's not visible and could be from the depot.  Overall, this is an excellent M1 fixed bale helmet that was worn little if at all.  Top example. *Sold*
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#EC10 USMC Mosquito Net
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps standard issue camouflage mosquito net.  These could fit over your head or helmet, they were occasionally used as a camouflage veil or helmet cover. Excellent condition and significantly cheaper then a standard issue helmet cover. $35
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#US2048 US Navy "Sou'Wester" Hat for Foul Weather
Original WWII U.S. Navy hat for foul weather, also referred to as the "Sou'Wester".  Constructed of a grey rubberized material with corduroy ear flaps and tie for under the chin. Navy department tag still present, size 7 1/2. Shows some patina from storage, but for a WWII rubberized item this hat is in excellent condition and is still supple enough to use on a mannequin or display without any cracking.  $50
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USMC M1 Helmet with Desirable 'Slitted' Helmet Cover
Classic WWII USMC M1 helmet with fixed bales and desirable 'slitted' pattern USMC cover.  The base helmet is a nice M1 fixed bale with heat lot number 262A and original paint showing just a bit of normal service use and named to 'Pete'.  Standard WWII M1 helmet liner with green A washers, which is correct for the fixed bale M1 helmet shell.  The liner is missing the sweatband and has a slightly later black buckle liner strap suggesting it is likely a replacement for the earlier green buckle strap that the liner would have likely left the factory with. The USMC helmet cover is the most desirable type with slits and NO EGA applied.  This is the type of USMC helmet cover most accepted as seeing widespread WWII USMC service.  Interestingly, it appears the helmet cover has been slightly modified with typical USMC depot style stitching to reinforce where it was cut to allow the helmet straps to come through once installed on the helmet. This is the type of WWII USMC helmet and cover that everyone is after and would look good in any WWII USMC or headgear collection. *Sold*
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#PH1 3rd Infantry Division Painted M1 Helmet
Iconic and very scarce original 3rd Infantry Division painted M1 Helmet with early fixed bales and MSA Liner. The helmet originally surfaced in 1995 after being found by a young man in Italy. The young man who discovered the helmet carefully removed the overpaint from the insignia to reveal the wonderful insignia you see today.  These helmets were frequently repainted to cover up the dangerous white and blue 'targets' on the side. Both this helmet and liner received a layer of repaint, which was common for helmets going through multiple campaigns. This helmet has passed through multiple renowned collectors since 1995, names of which can be provided at the point of sale to the buyer. Very hard to find helmet with a great look and a lot of history! *Sold*

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#BP7 Swivel Bale M1 Helmet with Net and Scrim
Top condition U.S. M1 Helmet with swivel bale front seem steel helmet and Westinghouse liner with unpainted 'A' washers and appealing camo net with scrim.  This is a near mint likely unissued example with collector added scrim and ne that has been on there while and snugged down nicely.  If you're looking for super nice swivel bale M1 helmet this would be a great choice.  Perfect for a late war USGI mannequin or late war display. *Sold*

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#US2031 USMC M1 Helmet "Slitted" Helmet Cover
Original WWII USMC "slitted" helmet cover.  This helmet cover is an absolutely 100% guaranteed original slitted version, which are a lot tougher to find than the so called "first pattern" variation, and this is the type that saw extensive use in WWII.  Included with the photos is the original WWII pattern design that Alec Tulkoff discovered and posted on U.S. militaria forum several years ago, this cover is textbook construction exactly how it should be.   Note the chain stitch beach side stitching, and on the edges open stitching on the beach side and closed stitching on the green side. The cover is in mint / unused condition has been named by the Marine who it was issued G.A. WOLF.  Perfect original example for your USMC collection! *Sold*
#SS2 USMC M1 Helmet with Hawley Liner and Slitted Helmet Cover
Original WWII USMC M1 helmet with fixed bales, early Hawley liner, and desirable 'slitted' pattern USMC cover.  We sold this helmet to the consignor several years ago and did not want to take it fully apart again and disturb it.  The base helmet is an original fixed bale M1 helmet with original paint. The liner is a standard early Hawley liner, the chinstrap is present but at one are the strap cracked and someone repaired it on the non-visible side using tape, you can't tell unless you take it apart and the repair is shown in the middle photo.  The cover is a textbook early USMC "slitted" helmet cover, this is the bonafide WWII version that everyone is after and has become increasingly difficult to find, it does not have any trace of a post war EGA and is a true WWII example.  The overall condition of the set is matching service worn condition, the fragile Hawley liner has some minor chips typical of one that has actually been used, the helmet itself is good condition with worn but original chinstrap, the cover is nice with some typical soiling and rust stains. Overall, this is a good example of an early "been there" USMC helmet and true examples with this style helmet cover are very rare to find on the loose. *Sold*
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#JM14 US Army Fixed Bale M1 Helmet with Camouflage Net
Original WWII US Army M1 helmet with fixed bales, camouflage net, and early MSA liner with green A washers and early sweatband.  This is good untouched example showing genuine service use.  The M1 steel helmet is lot number 335D with the original fixed bales and front seem, there is one dent on the top and a chip to the inner steel rim.  The liner is an early MSA liner with green A washers and early style sweatband, there is also a black buckle chinstrap. Both steel helmet and liner retain their original factory paint.  The camouflage net appears original to the helmet and we have left it as found. This is a good example of a M1 helmet that has seen legitimate service use and has never been messed with or cleaned. Nice helmet! *Sold*
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