I've been on the lookout for something like this for a while. A real been there one. Several coats of paint, original factory, light tan, then rough green. No marks visible. To me, it says North Africa, then Italy. A liner and chinstrap are on their way for this one. I've never replaced/updated anything on my lids, (with the exception of M1 liner chinstraps) but this one I think deserves it. Sorry about the two flash photos, but it's chucking it down here. Any thoughts on my theory of it's history?