Nice catch! Certainly worth the wait (and the pints)
Thanks guys there is no other markings on the helmet except for an ink stamp on the tongue (looks like 38) @ Eric spot on with what you say on the stamp just missing the strap I have just put it under the eye loupe and it could be the top of the digits 1938 /39 ? maybe ?? sorry guys I am a dagger man
thanks again for the comments,
Also it can be an inkstamp on the leather liner, LBAB 38 for example. See Kens book page 276 I think, it shows my FJ helmet stamped just so (Normandie FJ DD credited to Ron Richter).
I know its nothing to do with the product hence my 'nothing to do with a date' its imo a sweeping statement to suggest ie: after '38 they never did it when that is clearly not the case on products with '40's dates. btw the luftwaffenbekleidungsamt bielefeld is still there apparently with plans for a museum I found info on it last night.
I agree its a plus Ronnie's helmet has that strap if it was mine I would describe it as still having its original issue chinstrap, its also a further example why I like to look 'underneath' the liner,,,all a plus plus.