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5th Division badged Mk II helmet

Article about: I can't say I am entirely happy about this Mk II helmet sporting the flash of the 5th Division, it really looks like it has been heavily faked, still I am wondering about the sage green pain

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    I can't say I am entirely happy about this Mk II helmet sporting the flash of the 5th Division, it really looks like it has been heavily faked, still I am wondering about the sage green painting that is visible under the sand painting coating: what kind of Mk II could have been painted this colour? I was not able to find any markings on the shell, liner is dated 1939 but I can't really say whether it's original to the tin lid or not... what's your opinion, gents?
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    Not a helmet I would want

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    Repainted homefront helmet in grey green originally that appears to have been pimped, perhaps by a reenactor though once these things change hands they then can be sold as original to the more trusting collector.
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi, you are correct that this helmet has been messed with. Clearly a modern fine "nozzle" spray paint job, with "tooling" marks to attempt to age it. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    just a pity the home front helmet could have not been left with its original paint and all, its a nice early WWII exemplar, after all...

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