Buying helmets is a game of patience and waiting for the right one to come along. It's a rush to buy a helmet, whether it's your first helmet or 100th helmet (I'm not there yet ) but I'm sure Doug can testify to the rush and thrill. Keep looking and the right one will come along. Sometimes passing on one helmet leads to a better one. You'll get one, dont stress
I will try again,sorry!! One of you helmets looks to have square bales so it is most likely to be an M35. Leon.
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
EDIT: Just looked at the helmet that started this thread, clearly not an M35 but the liner seems to have square bales? Just looked again, maybe not.
The relic could quite easily have had a later M40 liner fitted, yet the shell would still be an M35 ?? One could only confirm by seeing the vent holes