Hi y'all. I've had this US M1 Helmet around for a long time. My dad brought this one back with him from the Pacific (USN 1944-1946), along with a whole bunch of stuff my brother and I managed to lose or destroy while growing up. This helmet has been painted silver, gold and black back in the 1960's. We treated them as toys because they were so common to us then. Little did we know. Anyway, a few years ago I covered the childhood painting in OD green. It is a swivel bale, McCord helmet with front seam. The heat treatment number is 1073D.
The liner was made by Firestone, and under the shield are the numbers '22'. The leather chin strap is long gone. The name 'Dobbs' is on the liner on one side, and my Dads' last name is on the other side. It'll make a good display, anyway.
Another little piece of history.