Looks like a relic M40 that someone started stripping and cleaning.
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
That vent hole looks pretty big, i'd say post war!...
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
i see where your comming from paul ,that green colouration certainly looks post ww2 bundesgrenschutz
What ever it is, it is a piece of rusty junk.
i think its original but certainly messed up try looking better for the markings sometimes they are barely visible through the rust do you know where to look for?
Looks like a wartime helmet to me, although not worth very much due to condition.
Isn't the split due to being frozen and thawed over time?