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    Posted 6 years ago

    davekelejian
    (34 items)

    I Guess a fairly nice example of a WWII German Combat Helmet.
    This is way out of my normal type of purchase, but when something catches my eye, I have to go for it. It Has the date M1943 stamped on the inner leather part as well as the #61. I don't know if I over paid, under payed or if it is even authentic, but it was calling me and therefore it came home with me. I have bought some other military items from this location before, A few Civil War Medals, a Few bayonets ( all English ) and a few WWI items which have all been authentic. So Here it is. Any info as with anything I post is always appreciated, This I tell myself is how I gain more knowledge. Hope everyone is well and making it through this really cold winter. Please everyone stay safe and warm.
    :)

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Your thrift shops must be so different from ours. What a find!
    2. davekelejian, 6 years ago
      Hey Racerrfour.
      Metropolitan Washington DC area, crazy stuff we get here.
      Thanks for the love Manikin, Fortapache, GeodeJem, bobby725, Caperkid, Vetraio50 and racer4four
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Unless this was really sealed well, it is a remake. 70-85 yr. old leather just doesn't look like this. If the shell is original, but redone, you may have gotten a good/fair deal. The decals just don't even weather this well. Maybe for a re-enactment group or even movies. You sound happy, so you filled a space with something you obviously wanted. You're a winner! What are the stampings on the metal shell ?
    4. battlegear battlegear, 6 years ago
      it's a post war WEST GERMAN Police M52 helmet that somebody added Nazi decals to make it look like a WW2 German helmet.

      These type of helmets were also issued to the BGS/Bundes Grenz Schutz - border guard units of Western Germany.

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/133664-west-german-m40-52-stahlhelm-with-net
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Thanks Battlegear. Have to keep an eye when shopping !
    6. davekelejian, 6 years ago
      Thanks battlegear.
      I am by no means an expert on military stuff. Just thought it was cool. Thanks again!
    7. battlegear battlegear, 6 years ago
      I would have bought it too, if the price was reasonable, it still looks good for displays, it's still better than a current repro, since it's an actual German helmet made for the Police / Border Guards, not some recent reproduction from China or India.
    8. davekelejian, 6 years ago
      That's good to hear. Again I tell myself this is how I learn. It was hundred bucks. I guess ya win some and learn some. Still as you said cool for display which is what it will do and any non Chinese is a blessing.
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Hey Battle. I thought the pattern of the vent holes in the leather was changed, or was that later ?
    10. davekelejian, 6 years ago
      blunderbuss2
      Did you check the link he provided up top for me? It explains this helmet to a tee and the later removal of vent holes and the removal of the 3 rivets. I like to learn trouble is I forget more then I take in.
      :(
    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Guess I forgot Battles CliffsNotes ! Did I sleep thru the test too ? !! Story of my life ! Hey, 12 days is a really long memory-span these days ! LOL !! Hell, I had to look at my profile last week to know where I live. (Now, that really scared me !!)
    12. davekelejian, 6 years ago
      Right there with ya blunderbuss
      wait, where, who what the hell is a, huh
      hmm seems perplexing
      Ill get back to ya
    13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      If you can remember where I am Dave . LOL ! If you find out where I am, please let me know ! LOL !
    14. davekelejian, 6 years ago
      I'm still lookin blunderbuss, great now I'm lost to. Can ya hand me a flashlight?? Pulease!
    15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Sorry Dave. I can't remember where I left mine ! Give me a day or 2 !
    16. davekelejian, 6 years ago
      Did ya find it yet? I am once again lost somewhere in my basement.
      Lol
    17. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      What was I looking for, Dave ? LOL !!
    18. davekelejian, 6 years ago
      Umm, lemme scroll up. Uhh umm ohhh flashlight? yeah flashlight that's it.
    19. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Why would I be looking for a flashlight ?
    20. davekelejian, 6 years ago
      Yes Yes It's getting spooky down here and I have to Pee. Flashlight Pulease!

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