C034. WWII – KOREA FRONT SEAM, SWIVEL LOOP 4 PANEL MEDIC M1 HELMET WITH LINER

$850.00

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C034. WWII – KOREA FRONT SEAM, SWIVEL LOOP 4 PANEL MEDIC M1 HELMET WITH LINER. THE MEDIC ROUNDELS HAVE BEEN PAINTED ON MORE THAN ONCE AS THERE ARE SEVERAL LAYERS OF PAINT VISIBLE ON THE CHIPPED AREAS. THERE IS CONSIDERABLE CRACKING, CHIPPING AND CRAZING TO THE PAINT. LACQUER WAS APPLIED TO THE ROUNDELS LONG AGO IN AN ATTEMPT TO STOP THE PAINT FROM FLAKING, WHICH WAS ONLY MODERATELY SUCCESSFUL. THERE ARE STILL SPOTS OF PAINT THAT ARE PULLING WAY AND MAY CHIP IN THE FUTURE IF NOT CAREFULLY STORED. THE ONLY PART OF THE LOT NUMBER I CAN MAKE OUT IS “048”. THE CHINSTRAPS ARE HEAVILY WORN WITH FRAYING AT THE SWIVEL LOOPS AND HAVE RUST STAINING AT THE BUCKLE. THE LONG STRAP HAS A REPAIR TO THE BAR TACK STITCHING AND MAY BE A PERIOD REPLACEMENT. THERE ARE NUMBERS INKED INSIDE AND WHAT LOOKS LIKE A FADED 4-DIGIT SERIAL NUMBER PAINTED IN WHITE. THE LINER IS MADE BY FIRESTONE. THE WEBBING IS COMPLETE, BUT VERY NEAR BREAKING AT THE FRONT WASHER. I ADDED THE DETACHABLE LEATHER CHINSTRAP WITH A WWII GREEN PAINTED STEEL BUCKLE TO COMPLETE THE HELMETS OVERALL LOOK. IF YOU DON’T WANT THE CHINSTRAP INCLUDED, I WILL KNOCK $50.00 OFF THE LISTED PRICE. THE LINER HAS SEVERAL LAYERS OF PAINT AND THERE ARE SOME SORT OF MAKINGS ON THE SIDES AND FRONT UNDER A LAYER OR TWO OF PAINT. GOOD EXAMPLE OF A SALTY, LATE WWII – KOREA MEDIC HELMET. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL. FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S.A. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.