'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
The case that never really was has officially been closed
There are plenty of period photos of both the guns, the application of spray paint to helmets with said guns, and of period spray painted helmets as the one I've attached. Furthermore there are many spray camos in collections around the world with indisputable provenance.
To say that the helmets are forgeries and without a period spray gun to prove their existence has been a non starter from the get go. A complete waste of time and sadly the many threads here and other forums were completely derailed by one of their more vocal proponents whose name rhymes with Boss and who did not even collect TR era helmets, but rather pictures of same.
There is no epiphany here. Nor is there anything new to see, these spray photos have circulated on the interweb for years. But I thank those who posted them.
Thanks Doug for the real answer !
And the gun in the photo is a MG 15 I believe .