I bought a nice M1 helmet. Netting probably isnt original. From reading what I can find on the net split front swivel bale. Has some numbers stamped in the front inside. Liner is a Westinghouse. Looks unissued. I'll post some pictures later.
Are these being faked and if they are how do you tell the fakes from originals. I seen mention of fake chinstraps how do you tell these? I know to smell the German helmets to see if they been repainted this one doesnt smell. Sweet looking helmet if its original. Also how do you tell if its WW2 or later? Did any WW2 survive unissued? I had one when I was a kid but it wasnt in good shape. Dad bought it for 5 bucks. Sadly dont have it anymore but still have a Navy Gunners helmet he bought me as a kid.