Yeah, well, you can't win them all can you. I bought this at an auction with very poor pictures, and it made it appear that it was an original 1918 Swiss Helmet due to the color, which, the helmet actually is. The weird thing is that someone painted this a nice OD (just not a correct color for the Swiss) and put a U.S. M1 Chin strap in the liner. Odd, but not poorly done. This would be GREAT for someone to restore back in to original config, or just great for display as the liner and helmet themselves are both original M1918s, which are hard to come by. I'm selling this at a loss because I know someone else will get enjoyment out of it.