Hi folks happy Easter
This one has been puzzling me for a while now,
It ticks most of the correct boxís for it to be a ww2 m33 helmet. Also I bought it from Italy.
1/ it appears that it may have been repainted at some point as there is paint all around the edge of the liner which you can maybe see in the pictures. This confuses me slightly as the paint is the same colour under the liner and in the dome yet no paint marks on the under side of the leather liner.
2/ On the side of the helmet something has been sanded off ,has anybody any idea what this could have been, plus there is no sign of two layers of paint here which i find strange if its been repainted.
3/the rivets holding the chin strap onto the bales seem to be stainless steel or nickel, any other examples iíve seen or learned about seem to be made of mild steel and painted.
4/ should there not be a makers mark (crown) on the side aluminium tab holding the bale, this one has no marks on the tabs.
I see that m33 threads donít really get a lot of replies so i am open to any opinions what so ever.
Please ignore the anchor as I am sure it is an add on.