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Helmet paint opinions

Article about: Hi, being the helmet, liner and chinstrap originals, my question would be on the paint. would this be a faded tan paint on this lid? Thanks Cheers Nuno

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    Hi, being the helmet, liner and chinstrap originals, my question would be on the paint.
    would this be a faded tan paint on this lid?

    Thanks
    Cheers
    Nuno
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    If the paint on the outside is smooth khaki green like the inside then home front, if textured khaki green which I think it is, & the lining nut has not been painted then it looks like a nice army Mk2.
    Due to miss matching in colours in the early stages of the war plus where they have been stored for the last 60-70 yrs you can get quite a difference in colours.
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    Smooth finish, civilian issue...Textured, Army.

    Is this a hard and fast rule?

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    Pretty much so, apart from maybe 1940 when there was a shortage after Dunkirk & they would have used whatever they could get.

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    Hi ,looks good sound original WW2 paint on this helmet to me,as said if it has a texture to it,thats a good sign of a combat lid.That said most "home front" but not all,would have small holes drilled in the rim near the helmet strap bales to denote the inferior quality metal. Leon.

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    That was great information on the lid.
    Thank you guys.

    It helped me a lot.

    Cheers
    Nuno

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