I've had a second pattern Marine camo cover on display for a while, but it was on a 60's lid, which was bugging me. It does have an EGA, but it's more visible on the "beach" side.
I saw this helmet, and thought it was more of it's era. What is unusual about this one is that someone has recently chiseled/sawn off the Colonels bird, I can only assume for a couple of dollars of silver. I am thinking that this may be a refurbed fixed bale, but the heatstamp is a little ambiguous. Any ideas?
The liner is dual stamped Westinghouse and Capac 51/52. The chinstraps have the early green clips at the top, with the straps themselves having been replaced with later mid 60's anchor stamped one(s)
The cover has a stencil on it, I can't make out what it says.
I decided to put a 1951 dated cold weather cap with it after looking an Korean War era photographs. These caps are inexpensive, and I think add something to a helmet display.
It's not bugging me so much now. (except for thos 60's straps!)
Comments and criticisms are welcome.