I picked up this black M-1 shell several months ago, off of eBay if my memory serves me correct, curiosity got the best of me. Well, Iím still curious and havenít a clue what the origin of this M-1 might be.
What I do know is that it is a Schlueter rear seam, so that helps date it, at least originally. Judging from the condition of the chin strap hook, I'm guessing it was a navy helmet. The buckle side has rotted off about half way down the strap, another sign it might have been in a navy type environment. The red and white squares on the front are decals, not paint, looks almost like a target of sorts. The shell is free of dents so Iím guessing itís been stashed away for many many years.
Russ & Son