Well, quite straightforward really, it is a French M26, in service from the 1930s to the early 1950s, also used by a handful of other countires as an export item. The chinstrap and liner look good (as in as original) to me, but the badge does look a bit shonky, especially as it looks like a terrible fit. See here for lots more interesting pics - M26 Helmets . Good example really, £10 even fifteen years back was a rather good buy. See also FRANCS 26
Hi Greg, thanks, I thought it was but wanted confirmation from someone in the know! Are there not normally markings on these then? The liner has some kind of horse(?) hair around the band. Also, is the '28'(?) a size?