Hello and welcome to the forum,the british helmet is certainly original although it looks to have been re-painted.As for the us one i could not say as i'm not even sure it is actually an american helmet! Leon
They both have been re-painted for sure! a pity, but i'll survive! :P
If not american, what might it be?
Hi, i really don't know, it just looks very mis-shaped for a US helmet,it almost looks like a 1st gulf war iraq shell,very squat and a long peak.That said i am no expert on that type of lid(i was based in the UK in a nuclear bunker weapons tracking at that time!!).The M1 type chaps will "chip in" i'm sure.
Hoping for more info on the helmet by some who might know more!
Thanks for the help.
The second helmet looks to be a rear seam US Post War , but look inside around the forehead area - any letters or numbers? If not, chance its a Euro clone.
Re-painted so I cant see any numbers or letter!
The first is an original British brodie helmet, the other is a US helmet. The inside should tell if it's ww2 or after by a number being ww2, but MWA, I believe, plus the number being post. They did make the rear seam helmets from late 44 to early 45.