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I would have to agree with what Tinhat says in #2, it looks far too clean and fresh for a paint job on a helmet that is over 70 years old.
For instance, look at the liner retainer screw, there's not a drop of paint on it.
Personally, to me, it looks like someone has either taken a helmet shell, repainted it and then added a liner, or done a "strip-down, repaint and re-assembly" job.
As a nice MkII, I would buy it but NOT as a genuine desert finished one.
I think they were all field painted.
If there are any other helmets you need some info' on just ask, because there's some real bad ones on ebay & web sites. One usual seller to look out for is selling a very dodgy Mk3 & a nice FAP but with a laughable fake label, he's really surpassed himself on that one.