US Helmets and Liners (2)

US FS #11 - The shell is an original WWII McCord, front seam, swivel bale with a stainless steel banded edge. The heat stamp is 900C. The shell has three stress cracks, one right of centre at the rear about 25mm long and two at the centre front, one is 50mm and the other 25mm. Other than these commonly found cracks the shell is in good condition. The liner is an original WWII high pressure example. It has 100% of the original O/D paint and has not been repainted. The original khaki webbing is in excellent condition. The liner is marked as a Westinghouse with a W in a circle and the numerals 14 beneath. The nape strap, sweat band and leather chin strap were not present and have been replaced. The helmet chinstrap is a tan replica. The helmet has been fitted with an original net. The shell is painted in dark olive drab with cork texture. WWII front seam shell, a nice WWII liner and a WWII net all together in a typical ETO configuration. $355 AUD
US FS #31 - The shell is an original WWII McCord with a front seam, stainless steel band and swivel bails. It had a large dint in the crown which has been repaired. There was no original paint on the shell when acquired, it was painted a flat green on the outside and a thick gloss green on the inside. There are no stress cracks and the heat stamp is 768A. The shell has been repainted in a dark olive-drab which is textured on the outside. The liner is an original, high pressure type made by Westinghouse. The Westinghouse logo is inside the dome with a number 37. The inside surface was in nice condition while the outer surface was painted at some time in a tan/olive-drab camo. The shell is in solid condition but had some small holes here and there which I have repaired. The original wartime khaki webbing is of single weave and there are no maker marks evident. The neck strap is an original and the only word I can make out is ‘large’. The hard ware is blackened brass. The original sweat band that came with the liner is of post-war vintage and the leather chinstrap is a replacement. The exterior of the liner has been painted dark olive-drab. There is a piece of tape on the inner right side with the name ‘Fiscus’. The shell chinstrap is a Olive Drab 3 replacement stitched per originals onto the bails. An olive-drab helmet net has been fitted. A standard infantry helmet @ $355 AUD
US FS #32 - The shell is an original WWII McCord with a front seam, black steel band and stainless steel swivel bails. It had the usual dints around the crown which have been repaired and there are no stress cracks. The shell was painted an ugly gloss green inside and out. This appears to be a late WWII front seam and the heat stamp is 1016B. The shell has been repainted in dark olive-drab which is textured on the outside. The liner is an original, high pressure type made by Westinghouse. The Westinghouse logo and the number 84 can be found inside the dome. The liner was painted orange over the original olive-drab with the letters L.L. and F.D.A. painted on the front in black. The liner was cleaned back to its bare finish and repainted in olive-drab. The original single weave, khaki webbing is in very good condition and has the maker mark V for VOGT. The hardware is blackened steel. The leather chinstrap, neck band and sweatband are all replacements. This is a very nice liner. The shell chinstrap is an Olive Drab 3 replacement stitched per originals onto the bails. A replica brown net has been fitted. This is your standard issue infantry helmet @ $355 AUD