Just got this one in the mail and figured it wouldn't hurt to get a second opinion on it. Saw it before the listing ended and liked it enough to give it a shot. Now that I have it in hand I like it for the most part but there are a few areas I'm a little unsure of.
There seems to be many layers of paint close to the rim of the helmet but getting closer to the crown it seems like there is only one. I know helmets in the navy got repainted often but is this common or would typically all of the paint be stripped
The other thing I noticed is there is a spot or two where pencil markings for the outline of the crosses are on top of either older layers of paint or bare metal.
Also, I believe this is a low dome helmet. Given this fact, any ideas on when this would have been used?
Looking forward to hearing others thoughts on this one.