Hey everyone, ive started this as a seperate thread because id like your opinion on the paint. I ordered this helmet as shown on this thread: Vietnam M1
It came today and when i removed the cover to check the condition i noticed the colour of the paint, i cant make my mind up with the paint on the shell? I have put it next to one of my other M1's for comparison. I dont know if the photos show it but it is almost like a cross between a tan colour and light green? Its not a modern paint job but i cant seem to find any like it colour wise? The shell itself has the heat stamp and the chinstraps have the anchor mark on so it is not a euro clone. Looking at the paint, i feel it is too neatly applied to have been done "in the field" so i am assuming it was done later. You cant still see the original green on the inside of the shell. My opinion, is that this is helmet used in the middle east and someone has put a Vietnam cover on it?
Any suggestions appreciated, thank you
PS. Does anyone know how i can date the mitchell cover?..I know, im asking a lot