[B][COLOR=Black][SIZE=3][FONT=Book Antiqua][I] Steve[/I][/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR][/B]
[CENTER][I][FONT=Georgia][COLOR=orange]Did you ever get the feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?[/COLOR][/FONT]
[SIZE=3][COLOR=lemonchiffon][I][CENTER][FONT=Georgia]"Fly on dear boy, from this dark world of strife. On to the promised land to eternal life"[/FONT][/CENTER]
A medic helmet is never a reissue. Since there are no standard issue medic helmets it was done individually , in this case they took the liner band out and painted the entire helmet inside and out. Not sure for what purpose it needed to be painted inside. Up to the leather band it would make more sense. Although the inside flange is also usually disregarded when repainting a helmet. (for camo or medic purpose).
The paint looks old but I'm not convinced that it is WW2 or WW1 period paint.
I do appreciate everyones input here so far.