Posted 6 years ago
OK, fort & Sean. Your wishes are my command (sometimes). I don't like to poste on weekends because I figure people are like me & scan then while our group is more refined. Picked this up on the CW military ebay auction site for $55. Thought that was a good deal, but the seller charged $25 to send to my MIA shipper & it cost another $22 after driving 14 miles to pick it up @ the docks. More hindsight to remember (hopefully!). I was very pleased with the condition & it was not misrepresented in any way by the seller. Do wish I had paid more attention to their shipping cost though! Oh well, I'm happy & didn't have to take out a mortgage. When I hold something like this & wonder what it went thru, it makes it worth while, whether just on the streets or fighting fires after a bombing raid.
Obviously orig. paint & absolutely no rust at all. There are leather tangs around the rear half of the liner for attaching a leather neck shield or apron. The chin strap was mostly gone, so I took artistic license to replace it. (sin, sin). Hey! I had the leather & it didn't! Thinking about wearing it a few times on the French side of our island but figure nobody would probably notice as the French have long ago gotten accustomed to seeing German helmets on their soil. LOL!!
Hope you appreciate this, because I have no idea why I bought it!!