it looks like its been repainted quite a few times probably during WW2 as well as post for Korean war use especially with that chin strap ?
WWII shells were used for quite a while after the war ended if I'm not mistaken. The other day I had a chance to purchase a swivel bale front seam shell that had been perfectly repainted in Vietnam-era lime green with a sand texture. I thought it would have been cool to strip it of its Vietnam finish and try to make it look the way it did when it was originally constructed but he wanted $50 for it. It was too much for me. : (
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags
even fixed bail shells saw action in Vietnam i have one thats a fixed bail shell with a WW2 liner but has VN era chin straps & a well worn VN era cover
Definitly a post WWII chinstrap. The chinstrap stitching is not the factory made bar stitch. Can't quite put a finger on it.
Ok for the stitching, seems handsewn, but the chinstrap is the OD7 late war type, with steel buckle. I have one exactly like this on a Schlueter front seam.
Plus the national guard were issued with lots of WW2 and Korean war field and combat gear and weaponry well in to the 1970's, in one particular book I have it shows just such a picture with the caption stating "This is not southern Germany 1945, but Camp Drum NY 1970"
"Now, I've designed this like a collapsing bag ! "