US Helmets and Liners (2)

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. The helmet bears the markings for the 6th United States Navy Beach Battalion. @ $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
US FS #55 - The shell is an original WWII McCord Radiator with a front seam, stainless steel band and swivel bales. The heat stamp reads as 196A. The shell has its original paint and texture outside however the inside was stripped, primed and painted in olive-drab due to poor paint and rust stain. This shell is in good condition with only a few minor dings and a 60mm vertical stress crack at the left-front. A new OD3 chinstrap set has been fitted. The liner is an original WW2, high pressure type manufactured by International Molded Plastics (IMP). The IMP logo, the little man in the oval, and the number 6 can be found at the inner crown. Most of the exterior olive-drab exists with the show of age of course. The original single-weave khaki webbing is a little soiled and the A washers are the green painted type. The webbing is marked 61 by someone at some time. The sweat band, brown leather chinstrap and neck strap are new. Though showing its age some, this remains a great liner not to mention a hard to come by IMP. A dark olive-drab cam net has been fitted. $355 AUD