M1 Fixed Bale with Hawley Liner

US M1 FB #10 w/Hawley Liner
US M1 FB #10 w/Hawley Liner
US M1 FB #10 w/Hawley Liner - The shell is an original WWII McCord Radiator with a front seam, stainless steel band and fixed bales. The heat stamp reads as 100? (the letter at the end is not readable). The factory paint had been over-painted at some time. Some of the original factory texture was still visible under the external paint. There is one small 15mm stress crack at the left-front. There was a largish dint to the crown and a crease at the right rear. The shell was stripped to bare metal, repaired, primed and painted in olive-drab with a textured outer surface. A new OD3 chinstrap set has been fitted. The liner is a reproduction Hawley liner with off-white rayon webbing and rectangular galvanized washers. Having owned a couple of original Hawleys, I am amazed at its quality, attention to detail and authenticity. It is made of impact resistant urethane; the external fabric lined texture is there; the smooth olive-drab inner; the curved over rim; LINER – FIBRE – M – 1 stamp; rayon webbing; rounded-end galvanized washers, nickel-plated snaps; fixed leather chinstrap with buckle; rayon sweatband with leather brow size 57cm. This reproduction Hawley liner is perfect; it is even better than the original because it’s not made of cardboard. $840 AUD
US M1 FB #11 w/Hawley Liner
US M1 FB #11 w/Hawley Liner
US M1 FB #11 - The shell is an original WWII McCord Radiator with a front seam, stainless steel band and fixed bales. The heat stamp reads 641B. When acquired the external paint appeared as though it could be original but was in poor condition, the inside surface was affected by surface rust. Typical of early M1s, there are eight fine stress cracks along the back of the shell and five across the front. The shell was stripped to bare metal, primed and painted in olive-drab with a textured outer surface. A new OD3 chinstrap set has been fitted. The liner is a reproduction Hawley liner with khaki cotton webbing. Having owned a couple of original Hawleys, I am amazed at its quality, attention to detail and authenticity. It is made of impact resistant urethane; the external fabric lined texture is there; the smooth olive-drab inner; the curved over rim; LINER – FIBRE – M – 1 stamp; single-weave khaki webbing; galvanized A washers; fixed leather chinstrap with buckle; khaki sweatband. This reproduction Hawley liner is perfect; it is even better than the original because it’s not made of cardboard. $840 AUD