Hi lads, I just won an auction for M1 (£8). One to actually wear, as my Belgian M1 is rather old and I'd feel bad if anything happened to it. Can anyone help me identify where this helmet is from:
Quote from listing:
"Outer is steel and painted in drab green with fabric chin strap. Has a circular stamp mark on the inside but unreadable and two painted marks 11 front and back on the inside? Also has either a letter B or 13 in white on centre of front and also has a serial number stamped into the rim. The liner is blue / grey plastic with a leather sweat band and green webbing style inner. Stamped SW70 (size?) on inside. Has a crack / split for approx 10 cm from rim at left temple running diagonally backwards which has been selotaped over at some point. Not sure of the nationality but it could be Belgian or Argentinean war relic brought back from the Falklands War 1982."
Can anyone shed any light? I think the liner is Belgian, but no idea on age. I'm clueless on the shell. I'll post detailed pictures once it arrives (week or two?).
PS - Yes, I know the pictures are small. Sorry, best I can do at the moment.