Got this M48 today.
Was hoping it had the old US M1 WWII shell, but no...
Only saw a couple of pics of it on the net, was very cheap and when I saw the S/S lip on the shell I thought it could be. Rear seam.
Its a 1965 U.SCH made M48.
Austria: Heinrich Ulbricht's Witwe, Schwanenstadt (stamp: U.SCH)
Stamped CF with a crown above.
Civil defence? or were only the early ones C.D because of the magnetic steel?
Large size, which is great because most helmets I have are too small.
I know these are common and are everywhere but I still like it.
Don't see many in NZ.
Will load Pics when I get home.
Would love to see other examples of the M48 if anyone has one?
WW2 conversions and other styles.