Hi All, Checked out a local flea market and wound up picking up this Lt. Colonel helmet.
Appears to be a put together as there are multiple laundry marks and names in the shell and liner, however the Lt. Colonel rank appears to be period applied (heat marks around the insignia and on the interior of the shell).
Not up to date on post war shells. Paint leads me to believe 1951+ production, however T1 straps are of the 1965 variety. There is a heat stamp. Can any one help confirm the manufacturer and period of manufacture? Liner is a P51 however I beliueve the sweatband is later (has a DSA #, but can't read the date).
It displays very nicely, regardless of it being a put together. I got it for a good price too, just below the sum of it's parts, so I can't complain.
In any case, hope you enjoy!