Cold well be the remains of a decal, or is the decal peeking through some pint, looks like there is one there but been painted over
What is the factory stamp? I have never seen an 'E' lot number prefix. It all looks good so far but I think that the liner may have been replaced.
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags
A mis stamped SE???
Ahhh I see, my mistake, it's a batch numer
NS had an E prefix lot number, Is it an NS helmet? according to the reference i have, NS did a run of E prefix lot numbers in early 1940, that would explain the reinforced liner band
are you sure its not an m35 i cant tell from these photos
Could be a 35.... Need to see the interior
the more i look at it.....m35
Definitely M35, in which case the liner might be original to the lid