I bought this fixed bale shell recently to pair up with my mid war MSA liner. Supposedly it may have been used in 'Saving Private Ryan'. Well I don't know about that but I liked the look of it. It's obviously been restored a bit, a 'tent peg' dent has been pushed out with something like a chisel and some new cork applied. Couldn't find a heat stamp and assumed it was a McCord. But then I remembered that there were differences in the bales. So here's some photos. Are they Schluter style bales or is it wishful thinking?
Thanks to this forum, I've ended up with no less than three M1s, one sold to me by Nick of this forum. Two Mk II Brodies, a 1917 Mk I Brodie bought cheaply. A US PASGT, a British Mk6A representing those worn by the Royal Irish in Afghanistan plus the original two helmets I had. My wife doesn't know what to think.