Hi guys would love your opinion on this one. The helmet is a schleuter with stamp markings of S 200A or 280A hard to tell as the middle digit is very faintly stamped. It has the stainless steel front seem rim with swivel bales which Helps me to date it to late 1943 to late 1944. It has post war paratrooper chin straps but no markings present. Is the paint scheme the original WW2 or has it been repainted? On the stainless steel rim were the paint has worn there appears to be a darker paint underneath but hard to tell.
The liner is made by Firestone and was part of a contract issued to them in 1962 to produce 12,810 units. The liner has the the Firestone F with 63 underneath molded into the crown. An unusual feature to note is the chin strap buckle on the Firestone liners were a more squared shape although the requirement at the time was to use the rounded wire brass buckles. The liner suspension also has the black ink stamp LOT 20. The headband and nape strap have 65 contract dates marked on them.
The Mitchell pattern helmet cover is a rare early cover with a 1962 contract ink stamp.
Thanks for looking guys