Noupe sorry James dunno s.... about these other than the basic stuff.............
I think that the stripes are not from the ww2
they were using those helmets after the war for various uses
we have so many of them here in Greece and almost every single one of them is repainted
They were even used by Greek National Security Battalions during the Greek civil war (1946-1949)
so i think that they do not indicate something such as ranks etc.
ok no problem jake ,thanks for being honest
thank you for your thoughts GM very interesting
no problem James
Just spent a while scouring the internet and can find no info!...
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
cheers paul for looking mate ,perhaps its just down to the individuals own markings ,well thats my only theory anyways
With the original liner, too. Nice catch. So many out there with the later poorly made replacements.
As to the white stripes...no clue. Looking at it, it could very well mean "due for refurbishment". It's nice that it's original, but the Bulgarians used stuff forever, and it would need rebuilding to be used as intended. It's a guess with nothing to back it up, so take it for what it's worth.
I will say I've seen a bunch of these and I've never seen one so marked before.