Even though they are both c models side by side they are quite different , spacing of the chin strap D ring rivet to the air vent and the front brim of the helmets are different . is this just due to shell size as one is for a 56 liner the other for a 55.
very nice examples are these ww2 period they look like it
yes they are both ww2 period with original liners / chin straps paint is also original as is the decal. both liners are maker stamped.
col james I like the way you have displayed yours looks good.
it looks like one has the short visor and the other is the more common one.
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Were these a different maker or did they just produce a few with a shorter visor .
Found a few pics of the short visor version i don't think this is the same as mine.