This is my latest M1-C. I got this one from a reputable collector/seller in Italy. As I have stated before, my knowledge of American helmets is limited, so I take at face value.
This particular helmet has a sand textured finish to it, and the steel rim seems to be narrower than on my other helmets. Right on the front underside on the rim is stamped... SW 1/72, there is no other heat stamp to it. I have checked the dimensions of the helmet with a known US M1 and they match perfectly, so I doubt it is a european clone.
The chinstraps are stitched to the swivel bails. One strap is light green and the other is bordering on khaki. There are slight areas of wear to the straps where they are attached to the bails, but not enough to show up in picture.The stitching used on the straps matches the style used on the neck-strap. There are no makers marks on the chinstrap buckle.The interior webbing to the liner is dated 1967, and the liner carries the mark... M23. The elasticated band on the helmet is of the later type with the 'cats eyes'. The condition of the helmet is extremely good. Comments and thoughts on this helmet would be appreciated.