Late 1944 saw the resumption of brass in the production in metal hardware. The liner shape is a clone of the steel shell and fits snugly into place. On each side of the M-1 helmet liner were two small posts attached by an external cap. A close up of the heat stamps. Government owned liner mold that was leased to Westinghouse for liner production. However this does not have to be the case and the tips you will read should give you a fairly sound starting point and hopefully boost your confidence.
The lining configuration and materials stayed the same in high pressure liners as they were in low pressure liners. However it is not uncommon to see scuff marks or scratches, especially on the exposed rivet heads. McCord shells are identifiable by the heat stamp alone. The liner body is hard and made up of a composite fibre material, which can take some flex but would split under too much pressure. Westinghouse Electric Company started M-1 helmet liner delivery in May 1942.
By the end of 1944, the new color change was implemented. On the earliest shells the seam met at the front. Louis- based firm at the end of 1. The leather chincup was often lined with a piece of chamois for comfort. These tabs were be replaced by square tabs in 1965. A cloth helmet cover was designed with a disruptive camouflage pattern.
The last two important components of the shell, together with what has been mentioned above, should decide whether a shell is complete and wartime. Thumbnail Click to Enlarge Item. The camouflage helmet band was designed to hold foliage in order to blend the helmet shape and color into the surrounding vegetation. The liner shell also has an air-vent above the frontal rivet, which was a feature on wartime liners. The lining was quite unique for the period in being a separate body that slipped into the steel shell, as opposed to other helmets of the era, where their lining systems were either pinned, sewn or bolted to the shell. Following adoption of the M1 steel helmet, the Ordnance Department retained development and procurement of the outer steel shell and the Quartermaster Department took over development and production of the inner liner and suspension system. Mitchell and woodland camouflage covers.
Early war examples had a raised bar brass buckle. Utilisé pour des buts d'analytique afin d'améliorer l'expérience utilisateur. Beware of forgeries and reproductions. The nape strap came in both single and two-piece varities. Due to this we are merely choosing to touch on the basics of what to look out for when identifying and dating an M1 helmet to the Second World War.
Initial production helmets in 1941 to late 1943 had their rims seemed in the front. On each side of the helmet there are stainless steel loops for the chinstrap. The leather chinstrap: another component that can help to date a liner is the leather chinstrap. The cloth variety of chincup was introduced late in the war for the M-1C paratrooper helmet. The leather chincup was the first model. The main shell producer during the war was the McCord Radiator and Manufacturing Company, with the Schlueter Manufacturing producing shells on a lesser scale. Fixed loop baled helmets are rare and naturally are quite sought after.
If your item has a Manufacture's Stamp only - it was made prior to the beginning of the Korean War. A feature later used on the British Mk. The outer shell cannot be worn by itself. The calendar shows all major holidays as well as interesting historical dates! Par exemple, id 923 pourraient être pour les mâles entre 20 et 30 ans. They produced approximately 1,300,000 M-1 helmet liners and discontinued production in early 1944 when their contract was not renewed.
Even chromed helmets were used for ceremonial units and parades. The shell can tell you a lot about the helmets age and in some cases its usage. Later period shells used sand as opposed to cork. This liner chin strap was provided with a chin cup, and two snap fasteners secured the steel shell to corresponding fasteners on the inside of the liner and prevented the separation of the two components during parachute jumping. In my collection I have a helmet of which the liner has a 5 only, no maker's mark. This is true for the liner as well.
The M2 was not produced in large quantities and became rare after the war; most so-called M2 helmets on the market are reproduced from modified M1 helmets. The rim was made of stainless steel which did not rust but shined excessively when exposed, as the paint normally did not hold up well under constant contact with hard surfaces. Copyright © 2019 Top Pots Site maintained by. If you correctly read the stamp, you will know when your item was manufactured. Ideal for your, home, garage, office, or give as a gift to your favorite military vehicle enthusiast. They were thinner than the later high pressure liners and tended to split under pressure. The cover was reversible with leaf patterns in green or brown for fall or winter operations.
The decision to adopt the shade of field gear material to the darker olive drab number seven bottom was made by the end of 1943. M-1 Steel Helmet and Helmet Liner. The fun is in the detective work, I suppose. In postwar helmets sand is used to texturize the surface instead of cork. They produced approximately 206,000 M-1 helmet liners and discontinued production in early 1944 when their contract was not renewed. The shell was also used as a cooking pot but the practice was discouraged, as it would make the metal alloy brittle. The 'A' washers remained aluminium, while the chinstrap bale became simply a stud where the leather chinstrap could be clipped on, allowing easy removal.