Jan 31 2018

WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy

WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy

WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy

WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy

WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy

WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy

WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy

WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy

WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy

WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy

WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy

WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy

WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy

OFFERED HERE IS A VERY RARE ORIGINAL WWII M-1 HELMET WITH 7th NAVAL BEACH BATTALION INSIGNIA PAINTED TO THE FRONT. THIS PAINT SCHEME WAS USED DURING THE D-DAY INVASION, AND I DO NOT BELIEVE IT WAS USED AGAIN AFTERWARDS. THE HELMET HAS IT’S SHARE OF BUMPS, BRUISES AND DINGS. IT IS A FRONT SEAM, FIXED BALE POT ONLY, THERE IS NO LINER PRESENT. ONE SIDE OF THE CHIN STRAP IS MOSTLY MISSING, THE OTHER SIDE IS THERE, BUT QUITE TATTERED AND HANGING ON. THERE IS SOME SPATTERED WHITE PAINT TO THE INSIDE, JUST A FEW SMALL DROPLETS. THE INTERIOR IS COVERED IN HEAVY BATTLESHIP GREY PAINT MAKING THE MARKINGS IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE. A RARE HELMET IN ANY CONDITION. ALL OF MY ITEMS ARE OFFERED WITH A NO QUESTIONS ASKED RETURN PRIVILEGE. The item “WWII USN M-1 M1 Painted Helmet, 7th Naval Beach Battalion NBB, Normandy” is in sale since Sunday, January 28, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Hats & Helmets”. The seller is “ye-olde-militia-shoppe” and is located in Swansea, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

Dec 4 2017

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

United States Navy deck parka, circa. This piece has been issued and worn. The MCB 1 stencil on the reverse refers to Mobile Construction Battalion 1, which operated in the Pacific Theater. The jacket has the USN stencil on the left breast. The piece is completely original. I suppose it’ll appeal to collectors or NMCB1 personnel. The parka has an alpaca-wool lining, drawstring attached hood, knit cuffs, and a zipper-and-button closure. The outer shell is cotton. All of the buttons are present and functional. HOWEVER , the zipper is busted 1/2-way up the piece. If you wish to wear it, you’ll have to use the buttons or have the zipper replaced. I’ve taken a picture of the issue. It’s not something I’m able to fix. In terms of condition issues, although you’ll have no issue wearing this–should you choose–it’s far from mint. It’s been darned, and you can see the repairs to the reverse, the sleeve, and the bottom quarter. Because it’s an issued piece, it’s also faded and has dirt/grease marks on the outer shell. This is a collector’s piece, not a runway piece. The parka is tagged a 38R. Lying flat, it measures approximately 24″ in the chest, 20.5″ in the shoulders, 24.5 from the shoulder-seam to the end of the cuff. This does not include the knit cuff. It’s 40 from the bottom of the back collar to the hem. The item “WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R” is in sale since Sunday, January 29, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms”. The seller is “acconshor” and is located in Thornhill, Ontario. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States