I still don't like it this just helps me to see it better, the follow me bar on the back and the painted 2nd Inf have too much wear while the rest of the helmet has very little also the strap appear almost brand new to me, this helmet is not for me. A good shell but the paint is post for me
These helmets with painted insignia are very easy to fake, and can look very convincing. Personally, I wouldn't pay more than the value of the steel pot itself. Unless, that is, it came directly from a vet or a direct family member, even then, I'd still like to see a war time photo of the man wearing it. Other than that, you could have a paint analysis. It is a good looking helmet. Rob.