Thanks for the input.
I thought the paint looked good on this one. I also liked the fact that it is an early helmet.
I usually see FBs go for $60-$80 on ebay without the liners. This one was actually $77 + shipping.
I sold a crappy FB with a crappy 50s liner for $90 + shipping a few weeks back Rare WWII Fixed Bail Bale Helmet with Liner Fixed Loop WW2 World War 2 | eBay.
Maybe I just got a good price though.
Ill update about the bales when I get it.
It looks (from the pics) to me like someone soddered one side of each bale. The repairs also look old due to the rust around them. Atleast to me . . . the untrained expert.