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Rare USA WWII WW2 Fixed Bales Steel Pot United Carr Helmet w/Hawley Fiber Liner

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Posted 6 years ago


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Here is another find of mine that it seems some of you may enjoy. It was worn by an American soldier of Polish decent from Hamtramck, MI, on D-Day and through World War II.

This is a very rare "scarce" helmet with the Hawley Liner that is worth a great deal financially and historically being the first type of helmets of this kind in World War II. The M-1 helmet was introduced in 1941. The early versions of the helmet had a fixed bail. Later on it was found out that the failure rate in such design was greater because the force exerted on the bail when the soldier was running was too much and would cause the bail to break.

These types of items can typically be from $600.00--$800.00 or more if provenance is also a part of the collectable. Take care my friends and have a blessed day! : )


  1. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    I thank you both vans and timba for loving this item. Have a great night! : )
  2. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    I appreciate you stopping by again my friend and showing some love for this item. Have an awesome week ahead packrat-place! : )
  3. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    Good to see you around stepback. Thanks for showing some love towards this item. Have a great day and week my friend! : )
  4. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    Hey scottvez. For you to appreciate one of my military postings means a lot with the knowledge you have for these types of items. Thank you so much.
  5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks for your kind words electo!

    I picked up a "fixed bail" a few months ago. Unfortunately, mine has a later liner in it. These helmets were used for many years after the war-- it is nice to see one with an original liner in it!

  6. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    You are welcome scottvez. Just tell it like it is. It is still cool that you found one. Talk to you later....
  7. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    Great to see you around stumptown. Glad you could stop by and show some love for this item! Thank you so much. Have a great night my friend! : )
  8. electobacco electobacco, 5 years ago
    Thank you as well for liking this battlegear! It is so awesome that you took a peek at some of my items on here. Have an awesome day! : )
  9. electobacco electobacco, 5 years ago
    I appreciate and am grateful for the love ttom and petey! : )
  10. electobacco electobacco, 5 years ago
    mrmajestic I am so grateful and appreciative that you love so many of the items I have posted. Thanks a million my friend! : )
  11. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 5 years ago
    I'm a big fan and small collector of all things military. I find the human story behind the items are the driving force of the military and am intrigued by the little nuances that vary, between countries, and even manufacturers.
    You present your things very neatly and informatively.
  12. electobacco electobacco, 5 years ago
    Awesome and great to hear mrmajestic. I feel the same way. I am glad you enjoy the manner with which I present my items on here. Always wishing you and your family nothing but the best.... : )

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