Hey Mad's I am by no mean's the most qualified to comment on this helmet but the fact it has an early reinforced liner fitted to a late war M42 raise's my suspicions. I would say original but messed with the replaced liner. Cheers, Sean.
Hey Mad's. Also I just noticed if you look at the front facing pic of the helmet the liner pins are different so again that would reinforce my suspicions of this one being messed with. Cheers, Sean.
I would pass, it looks like a Strache decal on an M42 (blurry pic too....) that's a sign of a postwar applied decal and as been said the liner is replaced.
Thanks Sean and Doug. Seems like I've got some reading to do
Hi Mads ,Sean nailed it on the liner and Dougs nailed it on the decal, this is one to avoid! Leon.
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