Appears to be original shell and liner, but bogus chinstrap and decal and possibly outer paint. That insignia is hideous actually.
Yes indeed, an original shell but I doubt anything else here is genuine. The decal is really bad.
Agreed, this shouldn't fool anyone.
That decal is horrible. The new camo paint is perfect but the decal beat up. That alone should be a red flag.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
I think you may well have just found one of the worst fake SS decals to have ever been seen! Save your money my friend, there is nothing here worth paying for. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Thank you all for the comments, such a shame because its at an estate sale and the family has a wonderful story with it that I feel they believe to be true.
Grandpa was telling porkies about how he liberated from the enemy during his Euro tour 1944/5?
Looks like the Star Trek decal !!
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings