This is not the shiniest example, but I think it is interesting anyway. Everything is typical of the final variation of the 300P except for the outer top. This has a chrome top cap which I have only seen on the lamps supplied to the Norwegian military. This one comes from the Danish military so there could be a connection, even though the other 300P lanterns I have seen from the Danish military have the standard red enamel top cap. What I do think is interesting is that the outer top hood has the ring of slots where the later 350/1350 etc lanterns top cap attached with bent over tabs. This would suggest that the top was for the later model but then modified for the 300P top cap. The extra holes were made before it was chrome plated, so I assume it was done at the factory. This would indicate that 'old' models, in this case the 300P, were being made at the same time as parts (or complete lanterns) for the new models were being made. If this is true then it would date this lantern to around the 1957 time frame.