I've recently picked this one up for very little money. Ive been looking for a decent lid that I could display as a Korean War used piece. There are many out there with liners dated from the Korean War era, but in my opinion (as humble as it is :-) it seems more logical that troops of that era would be using refurbed or unissued WW2 kit that was to hand, rather that the 1952 dated stuff, considering the short period of the conflict, and the length of the supply chain, (assuming that it was a FIFO system?) Comments on this point welcome.
Anyway, here are some pics. The liner is a WW2 made Firestone example. Well marked but different names on the rear seam pot and liner, so probably not an original pair, and the corked paint seems to have been scraped away (with a chisel?) to create a smoother surface for the Majors insignia. As always with these insignia, who can tell when this was painted? There is also what appears to be grass mixed in with the paint in a small area near the insignia. It looks like it has been painted at least twice in its lifetime. The photos will enlarge quite well.
All comments welcomed.