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Is this a original DAK Pith Helmet?

Article about: This pith is for sale and I would like to purchase it, but zI don't know much about them. Opinions would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

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    This pith is for sale and I would like to purchase it, but zI don't know much about them. Opinions would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
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    It's a second pattern pith helmet . it looks ok . I do not believe the second pattern was used in Africa . Gary

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    Period original pith helmet. It is not unusual to find these in excellent condition as a large lot of these were found unissued after the war. The liners were stamped "made in Germany" due to import regulations at the time. Some sellers tried to remove these stamps even though the helmets were genuine to the WW2 period.
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    Bob of course is 100% correct.

    Here is mine (1st Pattern however) with the Made in German stamp. It's not hard to see, so doubt you would have missed it on yours.

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    A nice pith...but I wouldn't be getting too excited about any AK connection.

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