After Degens posted his army helmet with textured khaki green paint on the outside, & police blue inside, this one arrived a few days ago.
I got it quite cheap & thought I'd keep the nice early net & sell the helmet on, as it was painted black inside which goes against all logic.
But having looked at the way the net has left an imprint on the outside shell, it has been on their a long time.
So the question is:
Due to shortages of helmets in 1940, did this one get reissued to the army, or more likely the home guard as they had shortages.
Or maybe it was used on a film set in the 50's or 60's, putting a net on then would give the same result as one being put on during the war?
Shell is dated 1939, made by F&L, the liner is also a 39 dated one.