Early USM1 helmet, 34th Infantry Division, Lieutenant Colonel
This is a very nice early USM1 helmet for a Lieutenant Colonel in the 34th Infantry Division « RED BULL ». Helmets exterior features a nice factory applied green paint nearly 90% complete. Normal areas of paint loose cause by actual combat use to include scuffs, scraps and a few light dings along the top. Nice rim wear is also present. The front of the helmet features a period hand painted 34th Infantry Division « RED BULL » insignia. On top of that a Lieutenant Colonels cluster is painted. Both show very nice ageing, crazing and slight wear. The helmet retains its original early web straps with early brass hardware. Signs of use with some light separation in a few areas. The helmets liner is a really nice early « HAWLEY » original to the helmet. It features its original factory riveted chinstrap still attached. Rectangular brackets all in place securing the early cream colors rayon liner system. Two areas show separations but overall in untouched and undisturbed condition. A choice divisional ranked helmet.
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