Sorry but I can't show any pictures at this moment, as I did not buy the lid yet, but this is the dilemma;
Yesterday I met a guy who collects fire brigade helmets, and you were talking about the lids when he asked me to have a look at fis private collection. He has about 2800 diffrents fire brigade helmets from all over the world, some dating back to the 18th century.
Between some lids a saw a M16 camo lid in a box, and pulled it out. He told me that it wasn't a fire brigade helmet, but something German.
Well, I figured that one out the moment I saw it! It was priced 200 euros, but I could have it for 125 euros because it didn't really fit in his collection.
But now the strange part; it has a weird liner, it sure insn't the original one as it has sweat holes in the front.
It has a great camo to it, that looks old, and chipped away throgh the years.
On the let side there is a emblem painted in gold paint of a machine gun corps.
Could it be something Bulgarian, and not German at all? Did some machine gun corpses paint these emblems on the side?
I looked under a loupe, and the camo paint looks the real thing, but it all sounds to good to be true, maybe I just want it to be real so hard I'm over looking things.
In the worst case I'm left with a M16 shell, still worth 50 euros(?) on a bad day?
The camo is of the blocked type with three colours and the black lines.
Who knows what to do?