In my "OPINION" I did not claim to be an expert just gave my opinion which I am entitled to. Compared to the amount of heavy wearing on the rest of the shell the decal looked remarkably intact. PS. I do apologize Logictox I probably should not have jumped in there first stating my thoughts knowing there are much more qualified collectors on this forum willing to advise you. As said it was just an opinion. Cheers! Sean.
No worry Sean.
Thanks to all for the input.
So who was the maker? Were you able to view it in person?
I did see it in person today. Even with a loop the corrosion and a light print make it difficult to determine the maker. I made an offer for the helmet. I think the seller is proud of it, to me it's real but almost a relic. I want an SS but really I want a nice one so I won't push this. I would like an M42 but there are a couple of nice Q68 M40's out there I have been watching.
Thanks to all.
The wear doesn't lie on this one.