Yes it is ww2, I was told that the leather straps were used during ww2 and that post war they began using other materials to use for the straps
post-war chin strap was web
Looking for following WWII German items:
- anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
- entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
- forestry and hunting items,
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Yes WWII, please post a straight on photo of the front artillery stencil.
Post war Italian helmets are also have bales that are trapezoidal in shape. Wartime helmets are rectangular in shape.
Stencil looks wartime but done very sloopy
Nice find there, your WW2 M33 helmet in the mediterranean color was very common in Greece and Crete. Take a look at mine also. It's marked B 233 while yours is a T11 (if i see clearly next to the stiching).
Last edited by aghsmac1; 07-31-2013 at 03:58 PM.
The markings refers to the place of manufacturing and the batch number (otherwise the production code). Mine is B which is the factory Bassano di Grapa. Yours, perhaps is an AT (and not T) which is the factory Arsenales Turin.