no big deal , what's more important is that the helmet is in period condition and from what I see it is not.
I'll defer to Schwerpunkt but close up I'm not sure this is an original lid, and if it is, it's been heavily worked/sanded. I've also never seen those odd circles...
just my opinion however.
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)
Copy that, thank you for your help MAP.