Article about: Morning Gents I came upon this little Gem a few days ago and as most examples of Norwegian reissues I see come up for sale are either near mint or in unissued condition this particular helme
I am sure you are right, Mark. There are so many possible reasons why this apparent mismatch of shell+liner could have happened that it would be unrealistic to prefer one over the other.
Mind you, I do rather fancy the idea that someone somewhere - militaria dealer, army surplus store, even a collector - simply had a quantity of liners and shells and just put them together with no thought for accuracy. The world will never know. (Somewhere out there will be a Greek shell with a Norwegian liner....maybe.)
Anyway, good fun, excercise for the brain and eyes, its what makes helmet collecting interesting.