I think the top one is a fake, the decal has a round bottom; bad, in my opinion.
I agree with Chris. The round bottom decal gives it away immediately. I am a country mile away from being a lid expert, so I shall leave further comment to my esteemed colleagues, and enjoy the learning experience in the process. Gotta love this forum!
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They both have bad decals.
I also think the shell are post-war Norvegian RE.
Your gut is correct!
I missed out on the round bottom decal, but the chin strap i did not like. Was i wrong in that judgement?
Cool, thanks guys! Glad I asked before doing something I'd regret!