The Austrian M1 Helmet is an authentic Austrian army helmet. This helmet is patterned after the USGI M1 helmet, as after World War II the Austrian army adopted the original M1 helmet as their standard issue helmet. This helmet incorprates most of the original M1 features, including the use of an adjustable and removable liner.
The Austrian Army M1 Helmet is an example of a Euro-clone version of the venerable M1 Helmet. The design of this helmet is a fitting tribute to the original, with all of the features that made the USGI M1 Helmet incorporated into the Austrian version. Collectors of M1 helmets will appreciate the relative rarity of the Austrian M1 when compared to other Euro-clones or original USGI versions of the M1.
These Austrian M1 Helmet come complete with the helmet and removable liner. Based on the design of the liner, we would mark these helmets as being from 1970s production. This would make these helmets over 40 years old and representative of how close NATO aligned forces worked when equipping their soldiers. Whether you collect M1 helmets or just want an authentic European made M1, this Austrian M1 helmet is an excellent choice.
Have a somewhat large head, so was worried about whether it would fit. No complaints, perfect fit, in great shape for surplus wear. Glad I snagged the last or penultimate one in stock
Mine was obviously used but not abused too much. There are small dents on the pot but isnt visually noticeable only running your hand on it can you feel them. The liner was more wore than the pot. There are two pins that connect the leather to the liner that have tore through making the liner slip a little but its not too big of an issue. Only needed minor adjustment to fit my head.
GREAT AUSTRIAN VERSION OF THE USGI M1
AMERICAN M1 HELMETS ARE GETTING RARE AND EXPENSIVE. MINE ARRIVED IN EXCELLENT CONDITION COMPETE WITH LINER AND STRAPS AND CLOSURES.FOR UNDER 30 BUCKS YOU CANT GO WRONG.
I received one of these for Christmas, and was rather happy with it! Fits my large head, and pays much homage to the original M1 Helmet (I've owned a few) and has some improvements which i greatly appreciate. Comes in good condition, with some minor surface discrepancies, but much better than I expected for this price! I recommend to all who want the look and feel of the original M1 without the busting the wallet.
Awesome additional to any Military Surplus or Helmet collection. Mine was in good shape for surplus and had black tae around the rim. I would guess this one may have been a recuits helmet? At least it makwe sfor a good story.