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#352115 10/02/2021 04:48 PM
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Hi guys, I'm looking to purchase some helmets. The first one up is this all original? I'm not sure. This isn't Austrian? From another country Hungary? IDK. Also not sure about the decals? Thank you for all the help.

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Notice the small hole in the back

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Mikee #352120 10/02/2021 04:57 PM
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Man you are always looking at neat stuff, wish I could come across some once in a while.
Not very knowledgeable on helmets, but the decals look tooooo new for such a used helmet.
Good luck
Ed
PS, did you ever pick up that Walther PP?

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Actually two holes but one is still filled in like something was attached?

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Mikee #352122 10/02/2021 05:06 PM
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Hey thanks Ed,

I haven't yet. I'm hoping this helmet is good lol. I know we have some very good helmet guys. I have the book History of German helmets. I want to know for sure before I pull the trigger lol.

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Here's one more for you all. M16 double decal? I really appreciate the help. I learn more and more. Any concerns? Same questions I have as above. What is the rarity of these helmets if all original?

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I haven't found a M16 or M18 with the two rivets placed straight across from each other? Upgraded headband?

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I believe the SS just might be a M35 Hungarian because of the once additional hanging loop on the rear of the apron which is no longer there, this is a reissue.

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This is what your SS helmet is....................

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There were 3 manufactures of SS helmets during the 3rd Reich, and one distributor; Pocher. None had decals like the one that you show.

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Ha lol! Thank you JR for the help! Really appreciate your expertise. So it's bad. The swaz decals is bad as well? JR would you mind posting the SS manufactures for me so I can reference them for next time. Much appreciated. What is a good reference book for all these fake decals? Best!

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Here is the EF decal:

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Here is the ET transfer:

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Here is the Q decal:

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I don't have have a Pocher example, though many are on the internet. The Helmet Decals of the Third Reich ( Niewiarowicz) is an excellent reference. Though it takes a lot of time on forums like Walhalla, & WAF in the helmet section, to try to become proficient with identification of any decals or transfers.

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Here is another Q that we had:

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Mikee #352148 10/03/2021 05:52 PM
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Thankyou JR. Just to be sure these are real SS decals? Thank you for posting them.


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