I would be very wary of helmets such as these. But to my eye the painted one is a clear fake, the one with the metal insignia even moreso.
forgive my ignorance but i always thought freikorps helmets had the cut away front brim
Whatever its just an opinion.
Actually I think the white painted job stands a chance so does a knowledgeable chum of mine, the armband sorry is a fake.
The toolmarkings don't bother you or your knowledgable chum? I wouldn't spend a dime of my money on one of these without ironclad provenance.
All the ones i have seen had a different style of skull shown on this one.