USM1 Lieutenants fixed bale battle damaged helmet, « French Liberation Army »
Standard issue USM1 fixed bale front seam helmet shell. This shell was issued to the « French Liberation Army » and repurposed with the addition of two horizontal gold bars to designate rank on each side for a Lieutenant. The rank is nicely hand applied and exhibits toning, paint loss. The rest of the helmet's exterior features shrapnel damage along the top with an entry and exit hole. Exterior factory paint rates in at approximately 90% with typical scuffs and scraps. The helmet shell retains its original factory early hardware web straps. They show a good amount of use and oxidation along the hardware. The interior is missing its liner but retains the majority of its paint and lot number stamped on the shell. A unique ranked helmet with character and attributed to the « French Liberation Army ».
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