This one arrived today, my first Commonwealth WW2 lid from my home country.
Don't know why it took me so long to pick one up, but glad I finally did.
It has a sand textured overpaint on top of the factory paint, with a couple of dings, scrapes, and a touch of surface rust
in places where no paint remains.
Shell stamped with steel batch # CS 392, chinstrap lugs stamped 1941 MKIII
Chinstrap appears to have 1 broken spring in each side, as I can feel a gap through the cloth outer covering.
All comments welcome.
The service designation is 'Helmet No.1 Mk II'-as for the value of these many years ago, this is one that was sold as a novelty item at the Perth Royal Ag Soc Show in the early 70s for $4 or 5-helmets that were in better original nick were slightly more expensive but the funky resprays were more popular with the kids.
Thanks for the comments fellas.
I agree, these are getting harder to find and a lot more pricey.
I paid more than I had expected when bidding for it, and got buyers remorse as soon as I won it.
That soon went away when I opened the box