Hawley fibre liners were commonly used during the early war period. In fact, it is difficult to do an early war impression without one... They were extensively used by the USMC in the Pacific (Guadalcanal, Gilbert and Marshall Islands, etc).
Question is whether you want to use a real one for reenacting? They are quite rare, very fragile, and especially the ones in good and usable condition have become very pricy...
With this super durable and functional resin repro, no need to worry about taking your fragile and priceless cardboard liner into the rain and mud during reenactments. It comes ready to be used : complete early war rayon suspension with rectangular washers, snap in sweatband, napestrap, and first pattern fixed leather chinstrap.
LINER SHAPE :
Unlike many Hawley reproductions available on the market today, this is NOT a high-pressure or post-WW2 converted liner. This repro liner was molded from an original WW2 Hawley model. So the very distinctive dome and brim silouhettes are faithfully reproduced.
Original Hawley liners were made of compressed cardboard fibre, and covered with a cloth stretched over their outer surface, tucking under the rim into a bevel (a key characteristic of all Hawley liners). They were fairly fragile and prone to breakage, and could be damaged easily if they got wet. For durability purpose during reenactments, this repro Hawley liner is made of solid resin.
WEBBING / SUSPENSION :
Original Hawley liners had silver-white rayon webbing, riveted onto the body with rectangular aluminium washers (while later washers were 'A' shaped, which became standard in all later liners). Our repro webbing features the best reproduction Rayon webbing available on the market.
The headband of the Hawley was non-adjustable and snapped into the webbing studs. Only the forehead area was covered with a sewn leather piece. Our repro headband is made in the same material than the webbing, with a genuine leather piece in the front. Strap and leather are sewn together.
This Hawley reproduction comes with a 59cm headband.
The first pattern fixed leather chinstrap is made by one of our suppliers, with a quality genuine leather piece.
This Hawley reproduction weights 560g.
⚠️ The M1 steel shell visible on photos is not included, here for reference only. You buy the liner.
⚠️ We recommend you to avoid installing and removing the liner hundreds of times from your M1 steel pot. Just install the liner in the steel shell, and leave it there.
⚠️ We also recommend you to avoid fastening and unfastening the snaps of the headband and neckband. Snaps are stiff, and you could weaken the webbing strap where the snaps are attached. In fact, you don't need to detach headband and neckband. Just leave them in place for better durability.
⚠️ This Hawley liner repro is more solid and durable than original cardboard ones. However it is not indestructible. Take care of it like you would with a real one.
⚠️ This Hawley repro is not a factory mass-produced liner. It is 100% handmade by us from A to Z. Each piece is unique. No surprises, you buy the exact model presented in photo. We try to show as many details as possible on photos. If you have a specific question regarding one detail or element, do not hesitate to ask us before buying, we'll be glad to send you some more photos.
⚠️ We cannot guarantee that the color you see on photos accurately portrays the true color of the product. This is due to the fact that every computer monitor has a different capability to display colors and that everyone sees these colors differently. We try to edit our photos to show the products as life-like as possible, but please understand the actual colour may vary slightly from your monitor.
⚠️ There are a few other manufacturers making repro Hawley liners and parts. We cannot guarantee that our parts (liner shell, webbing, sweatband, snaps, etc.) are compatible with other original or repro liner parts available on the market.
⚠️ Just like the real deal, this repro Hawley liner will fit WW2-era high-dome M1 steel shells. We cannot guarantee it will fit post-WW2 low-dome M1 shells and clones.
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE :
📦 Shipping : we always carefully pack our products, and provide a tracking number. Once your order is dispatched, we are no longer responsible for lost, held, damaged packages, or any kind of error from carrier.
🚫 No returns will be accepted.
ℹ️ You buy with full knowledge of all the elements mentioned above.
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