I have been having thoughts to mirror Terry and Leon. I'm not sure this is a Luft specific colour either. It looks to me to be the typical late war ubiquitous ND M42. I would bet the liner is 1943 or later.
I'd like a close shot of the strap buckle personally, but it looks like it could be a very good condition late war steel buckle.Which would not be at allout of place with the rest of the helmet and it's condition IMO
01-17-2014 06:24 PM
I am the owner of the helmet of discussion. The helmet paint has blue-hue when compared to Army M42. The liner is dated 1940 and it sits thight to helmet shell. The helmet front has four faint "13" stamps meaning un-known, but I think they are inspection/inspector stamps. The helmet is in unissued condition, storage signs visible on paint. Chinstrap dont have markings, but I have no doupts over it.