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#325141 12/25/2016 03:42 PM
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I know this has the US type of wire and most collectors would run and say its a fake. I have been doing some research and the US did export farming equipment and textiles to the European area so could it be possible that this might have been picked up by a soldier somewhere over there and attached to this lid??? I only say this because of the age of the wire and how it has melded into the paint over the years. This wire has been on this lid for a long time and I know the fakes are getting better but they cant age something as good as Mother Nature. What are your thoughts??? I had 50/50 when I posted it on Wehrmacht Awards site.










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I like it!


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Originally Posted By: Panzerfaust
I like it!

Even though it has US wire on the lid??? Dont get me wrong because I like it too but I receive mixed reviews on the helmet. You have the diehards that said it could never happen but if you look at the US exports for agriculture and even more poultry exports is shocking. When was this type of wire produced? If this type of wire has been in production since the 30's then there is no reason why it cant be found on some helmets.

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I like it as well and ANYTHING is possible of course the US exported much and we may never know for certain unfortunately this lid pairing may never be accepted by the majority and will remain a tough sell cheers, Ryan

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Originally Posted By: sellick8302@rogers.com
I like it as well and ANYTHING is possible of course the US exported much and we may never know for certain unfortunately this lid pairing may never be accepted by the majority and will remain a tough sell cheers, Ryan


Thanks Ryan

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hi ritterkruz
my name is andy militarynut i have had several chicken wire german helmets over the past fifty years in this great hobby i would like to give you my opinion on your chicken wire m-40 helmet from what i can see the wire appears to have been on this helmet for ever also you are correct in saying that its american chicken wire we did export goods to germany and all over the world also england dealt with the germans to get supplys but however in all the chicken wired german helmets that i sold i all weays got a song n dance when sold every body has an opinion even a a.h. but all in all when you sell it you will get another opinion as to why its not right i hope you agree god bless have a great day andy militarynut

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Thanks Andy and I totally agree. There is no way of knowing when it was applied to the lid and it has been on there for a long time. Mark

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hi mark
amen look great to me have a great day god bless andy militarynut

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Nice helmet i love it.But as said Wire helmets are tuff to know what and when.So are Camo Helmets.But this one sure looks like the wire has been there for many years

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Nice helmet i love it.But as said Wire helmets are tuff to know what and when.So are Camo Helmets.But this one sure lokks like the wire has been there for many years

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Wire helmets are tough to tell like old aged winter whitewash agree wire has been there a while due to ghosting but..................timothy

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Good photo of the helmet.


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