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#317157 03/18/2016 10:07 PM
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Took a road trip down south stopped a antique store mall and found this helmet. What are your opinions? Real Or Fake? Sorry for the quality of photos, had no place to take them but standing up.

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Last of the photos


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Wolf11B #317165 03/19/2016 01:29 AM
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I'm not an expert by any means on these but there are some issues I see- not sure why the decals are behind the vent holes I always thought they were centered and like a quarter inch below. Not sure what model helmet has the metal rivet in the dead center- idk if this is early or German-like model like the Hungarians and Spanish made similar ones. It looks like an m40 but where are the rivets for the liner? It looks like there are a number of attachments securing the liner rim to the shell within the pot. Also the 64 should have a makers stamp next to it like Q64 or something else along with a roll number stamped inside the lid. Too many flags for me, but then I passed up on a good quist shell for peanuts 2 weeks ago so I'm just trigger shy on these. Honestly my gut says its a German modeled helmet made in another country to look like the m40 but it isn't. I could be wrong but there's a thought or two on it for what it's worth. Good luck man, Mike

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hi members
i just looked this helmet over and i have to afree with mikes opinion every thing about this helmet is wrong starting with the decals then the chin strap holders made of brass if i was to guess at its origen i would say spanish made for the hitler/franko years also painted over thru the years and mike your right on the size on the shell should be eith quest or et marked last most of the trinket antique shops all over especially in the south cant wait for us stupid military buyers who think they know it all and low and behold they buy this junk but hey it is what it is hope every body agrees best andy militarynut

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I guess I was right with my first thought on the helmet when I seen it but just wanted to be sure and get more opinions on the helmet. I am curious to know Andy what your thoughts are on the other two helmets I posted on here of the denazified one and the Luftschutz helmet. The guy that owns the store wasn't sure if they were real or not but he said he had them for a long time. I appreciate all the advice.


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hi sir .wolf
good morning to you i just looked at both of your helmets the luftschultz helmet is real of the period no problem with that one only the condition is poor but real . the luftwaffe helmet i believe to be a m-35 with the swaz that was de natzified is real and of the period how ever in my opinion the leather liner is newly made this is my honest opinion hope you agree . my pleasure have a nice day andy militarynut

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My last question on the issue is what do you think the Luftwaffe helmet is worth with it being denazified and having a repro liner. Thanks so much for all the help Andy and Byzanti.


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hi wolf
good question whats it worth very hard to answer as i dont know what you paid for it to me in my opinion very low price because of what it is the value is in the liner if real . sorry but its not the shell is what it is if it had the swaz but it doesnt so with this i really dont know the real value hope you agree andy militarynut

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Not sure either, checked other websites but the sell none that are denazified. I didn't buy this one or any of the helmets. The Luftwaffe helmet belongs to a friend that owns a antique store, he is thinking of selling it wanted to know if it was real, and how much if so. I will find out how much he paid for it but already told him that it would not be worth as much since the swaz is not intact. I will let you know how much he would like for it once I see him in the next couple of days. I appreciate the advice, you have been big help.


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West German BGS helmet no outside rivits and round rubber in top giveaway as liner was fastoned from top these were gussed up with repo decals as this one paint is original BGS these were all over shotgun news ads in the 70's 80's by many crooks as German ww2 I know I bought one! timothy


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