I had been looking for a nice WWII produced M1C for the right price for a while and I finally got the opportunity to pick one up. The shell is stamped 1156H and retains most of the original paint and a fair bit of the original corking. Unfortunately there are a few stress cracks on the shell and some scuffs presumably from storage but overall it's still in nice condition. It came with a rigger made Firestone paratrooper liner. The liner itself is late war and came with an earlier flat buckle chinstrap. It is also named to a Sargent Carlson, but with no other identifying information and a common last name I'm not holding my breath on an ID. Unfortunately one of the A washers has popped off, though luckily the washer is still firmly in place on the webbing and holding it together.
I wanted to get a second set of eyes on this set to make sure I didn't miss any red flags but as far as I can tell everything looks right.
With regards to the broken A washer, what are peoples thoughts on attempting to do a cosmetic repair to it? If I were to loosen the sweatband I think it would be very easy to take a small amount of super glue to reattach the A washer where it broke off. That being said, I'm not sure if I'm better off not messing with it and leaving it as I found it.
I still need to pick up a stand to display this one properly (rather than using the paper towel holder) so if anyone has suggestions for a nice stand that I can fit through the shoe string in the crown please let me know!