This is one of my first Commonwealth helmets, I bought it at the time thinking it was British (couldnít resist the price mainly) and then later learned it was Canadian.
Shell is 1942 CL/C Dated (Most common year of production) and the liner is 1941, VMC.
Liner is a nice and wearable 7 3/4.
So, my questions are, is this the original coat of paint on the shell?
I believe I have seen where a lot of these helmets were assembled post war with left over parts, sort of Surplus Store Specials if you will. The Liner securing nut and bolt are also incorrect are they not?
I see a Six digit number (soldiers Serial number I presume?) along with a name written on it.
Regardless of all of this it still has and will continue to have a spot in my collection.
(P.S. Chinstrap is a reproduction I added and not original to the helmet)