Tell me about my m1 helmet
Recently my great uncle passed away. I am 15, and when I was about 9 he showed me a helmet that he said was his in ww2 and will be mine some day. Sure enough I have it now,and I know close to nothing about helmets. The only thing I know about it is that it is an m1. If it helps, my grand father told me that he was in the "506"
Anyway before he passed he told me that it is a rare helmet and will be with something someday, (I would never sell it), so I did a little reasearch and found out that 20 million were produced in world war two. So why did he say it was rare ? If it helps, I found a number inside that says 2A. Does this mean it was the second helmet made in ww2 ?
here's a pic
Here's a pic of the inner helmet