Unless that's some super rare variant that I have never seen, that's NOT a WWII M1.
My guess would be Middle Eastern M1 clone?
Most definitely not WW2, Joe may be right about it's origins being a middle eastern clone.
I believe this is Israeli I've seen many with the same type of set up before might be quite old maybe 1960s
It looks like a Korean/Chinese composite helmet. As for it's webbing, a guess would be the Pakistan region of the world?
(Or, for fun, a 1917a1 leather webbing, and a 1'st patt Hawley nape strap!)
Last edited by aj4010; 01-03-2013 at 03:23 AM.
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Many more and better photos would be vvery helpful but I can say for certain it's nothing I've ever seen US, clone or otherwise. The liner is more indicative of a soviet style, which I have never seen on any M-1 clone. Isralie helmets has standard US style liners so it's not that I'm sure.
Possibly and M-1 that made it to Iraq and has been field modified?
Interesting helmet, looking forward to the final conclusion.