I'm new to the site and may I say what a great resource it's already proven to be for me.
I recently acquired what I believe to be a late production M1 (probably RJ Stampings Company Ltd produced, based on what i've read about the character size of the lot number stamp, which is incidentally 4382).
When it arrived it came with a late model liner (no manufacturer stamp in crown other than a cross with US in top left quadrant and 80 in top right quadrant, mostly unreadable "Helmet Ground Troops Type 1" stamp inside), 80's dated suspension, sweat band and strap.
It also came with a British net (drawstring) and a worn camo cover. I've looked really closely and as far as I can tell the cover has no stamps.
While it looks to be an authentic ERDL cover, and seems similar in quality of material and manufacture to some 80's Woodland covers I own, I was wondering if this could actually be a fake (or at least a replica)?
I've decided to display the helmet with one of the woodland covers for now, though I may change my mind if someone can confirm the ERDL cover is original and contemporary with the helmet.
The cover is now being worn by my Danish manufactured (magnetic steel) Model 48 Staalhjelm for the picture (the helmet band is NATO, not US).
I'll keep the net for a WW2 era helmet