Helmet, M-1917, US Army
Very nice genuine WWI US M-1917 helmet. In 1917, the British regulation steel helmet, known as the 'Brodie' helmet, was adopted by the US Army. The liner was subsequently replaced by a new type and a webbing chinstrap featuring a quick-release hook superseded the leather version in 1936 -- the M-1917 helmet thus became the M-1917A1. The latter remained in service until the introduction of the modern M1 helmet in 1941.
The present M-1917 is complete and retains its original felt and label in the liner. Shell is marked 233 ZD. Size 7 1/4.
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