C052781 U.S."GI ARTWORK" WWI M-1917 COMBAT HELMET.
BACKGROUND:With the reintroduction of steel helmets during WWI, the American army adopted the British MKI pattern as an expedient to quickly provide a helmet for its forces. The helmets, manufactured in the United States, were re-designated the M-1917 helmet. It was retained, with a modification to the liner pads in 1936, until it was replaced by the M-1 helmet in 1941.
DESCRIPTION: Helmet is the typical M1917 version, basin-shaped with a small rivet to the apex of the crown, fixing the internal liner, and two machine rivets along the apron, one over each ear, for the chin strap securing lugs. Nice complete original liner. Chinstrap is mostly missing. Hand applied cammo pattern in the typical "GI Artwork" fashion as done at the war end. One dent to the top. Good strong colors.
GRADE *** 3/4 PRICE $238.00
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