Original parachutist M1 helmet liner made by Westinghouse. Factory original paint, webbing and hardware. Condition is excellent. This liner was issued (name written on cradle), however, it appears unused. I've replaced a baby durable socket. Headband, neckband, leather chinstrap and web chin cup are not included. These components can be purchased from our store or elsewhere if needed.
Collector's note: This is an excellent example of a liner that defies what has been published in reference books, thus, making it an interesting collectible. Interesting to note,-- the liner body is painted munsell green which was adopted for the steel helmet in 1968. Secondly, the -A- straps have a flat stamped steel buckle which are common to Firestone's parachutist liner. Third, the -A- straps are secured apart from the web cradle, something that starts to appear in 1964. Fourth, the -A- straps are secured to the liner body with a press rivet. Usually, they are secured with a semi-tubular rivet and washer. Hopefully someday information will come to light that can detail these oddities. Until then, this is what makes collecting fun!
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