WWI US Army 33rd Division Helmet -
This is a a fine example of a US Army WWI m-1917 helmet. Unit marked with the
33rd Division insignia. Note that the original liner remains intact. A paper
label is located at the top of the liner. This paper contained instructions on
how to adjust the size for better fit.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for US hats and helmets. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined
points that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my US headgear worth?".
A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the hats and helmets
is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth
of US militaria in the collector's market is illustrated.
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This view shows all the characteristics of a M-1917 helmet. The liner is composed
of a net manufactured from string. Covered with plastic-like material. The center
retains the paper tag - However, the information is no longer legible.
The chis strap consisted of a single piece of leather in a continuous loop. It
was adjusted via the use of a buckle. The edges of the helmet are rolled in to
avoid the exposure of any sharp surface who could injure the soldier.
The back section of the helmet has been stamped ZF31. Not all helmets were stamped.
US headgear in general is currently being
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this headgear.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other American military headgear, you can do so by
going to our US Military headgear
identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.