So i have two M1 helmets, both given to the danish army during the marshal plan, and is presumably un-issued WW2 productions.
they both have post-war plastic liners with kanvas straps (going to be replaced with leather soon), but a new liner costs as much as a new helmet with a liner so i'm just modifying the liner to be more authentic.
but to the real question; which one of these helmets have the correct/most authentic OD colour regarding the WW2 helmets? one of them is a dark slightly glossy colour (looks lighter because of the flash), while the other is a lighter matte OD.
i have seen both colours on original helmets.
the helmets are a bit beaten up because they have been used by my father while he was stationed in Yugoslavia, which is also why i'm asking, to avoid painting them and destroying something that have some emotional affection.