ok i understand what u mean with the ring of colour near the pin of the liner well spotted !
the paint was applied in the field not in factory so the zone where the pins are should be unpainted !
and rust under the paint may happens because the camo is sometimes made of water paint.
one more thing
as the water paint is liquid and the rivet not hermetical ,paint can go uner the pin. no?
Ground dug and repainted white. >>>>yes
I agree with the fellas above --- ground dug helmet shell with white paint added post-war. The white ones are a minefield... if you're looking for a good winter camo relic I suggest you hook up with some of the known diggers and acquire directly, more or less what I did.
nice one i'll manage to ask ground diggers if i meet one soon or later
thank you for the photo