Looks like it was painted black with the leather missing from the liner, and no chinstrap installed - so most likely done post war. After that the wire was removed from it. Any sign of decals or a camo under the black?
A shame about it being resprayed!....
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
It would be easier with outside natural lighting, but I may very well agree with Andy's comments. I'm not crazy about it.
I really don't like the red rust.
Hi Kevin , as you say , it is an original M35 but it has been seriously messed around with so I hope you did not pay to much for it.That said , it does have a nice early "square bale" liner band. Leon.
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I can't imagine it was ever a wartime wired lid.