I got this helmet for my birthday and I'm pretty sure that it's a WW2 era m1 helmet considering both the liner and the khaki net and chinstrap. I'm also pretty sure that the "crack" that I see in the back side of the helmet on the folded piece of metal is the swivel, considering that is the only thing which looks like one.
Some things however, that I am curious about are, what does the inscription inside the shell mean? (1282E if you can't read it) and why are there thick green lines in the liner? is that just the way it was painted?
Also, if possible, maybe some of you guys could say some interesting things about it such as the year that it could have been made and such, or if I'm even right inferring that it is a ww2 era helmet. Or maybe, little do I know, it's not even authentic and is in fact a replica. All I know for sure is that the netting smells really bad!