M1917A1 U. S. Kelly Style Helmet
Looks to be never worn, but both ends of the chin strap have broken. May be a size 7, but not marked. The original flat OD paint with the cork added to further cut the reflectiveness of this jewel is just about perfect. The liner leather when I received this was so dried out, I was afraid it would crack further, so I carefully treated it with Pecard’s Antique Leather treatment. This treatment stopped any further damage and softened it up, but it did darken the leather. This is a good product, but if it is applied to an average grade of leather which was improperly stored and tanned to begin with (some government contractors cut corners to meet competitive contract prices), it does darken it. The chin strap is a beautiful shade of old khaki. The item “M1917A1 U. S. Kelly Style Helmet” is in sale since Tuesday, December 05, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “b24d” and is located in Allensville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States