Collecting & Building M-1 Helmets One Pot At A Time
M-1 Steel Pots
1950’s Korean War – McCord Radiator:
This steel pot was manufactured by McCord Radiator and has a heat stamp inside the front of the helmet. If you use a little bit of white chalk you can push the dust in with your fingers to make the heat stamp more legible. These steel pots have a distinct color to them and sand finish. The hardware used on the chinstraps and the cotton webbing are also very distinct. You can always identify these early 1950’s steel pots in a group of helmets. The OD paint is lighter and more of a lima bean green.