Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 8 of 8

M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic

Article about: Hello everyone! I'm looking at buying this helmet and would greatly appreciate your opinions as to its authenticity.

  1. #1

    Default M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic

    Hello everyone!

    I'm looking at buying this helmet and would greatly appreciate your opinions as to its authenticity.

    M38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi RelicM38 DD ET68 Semi Relic

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    P
    Many
     

  3. #2

    Default

    Is anyone willing to help with this one, am I missing anything that is an obvious no go?
    What I can see:
    Remnants of two decals.
    All font looks consistent with other examples I have observed.
    ET68
    Lot # 5057
    The rolled rim looks consistent with tool markings.
    The liner is welded and polished in the front with a 68 marking on the rear.
    I am no expert and would appreciate any insight.

  4. #3

    Default

    Trying to figure out what I am looking at. Looks like a folded edge on the front rim of the helmet. What is that ? Is it an illusion or a shadow from the lighting ?
    The lot# according to reference would put the date of production 1940-41. A bit late for a Nat. colors decal.

    That's about all I can say
    D.
    "When 10 men tell you you're drunk, you better lie down."

  5. #4

    Default

    Thank you Sir for the information! Would you direct me to where I can find information on lot numbers and how they correlate to years of manufacturing for the m38 please? I've found the information on the german helmet vault but nothing pertaining specifically to m38 numbers. Thank you for your time.

  6. #5

    Default

    My reference book is "German Helmets, a modern study" written by Ken Niewiarowicz. The book was printed in 2009...it's discontinued but copies can be found.
    M38 lot#'s are quite similar in sequence as M35,40,42 ET produced helmets. One can more or less follow the same guidelines as far as date of manufacture with the observed lot#
    D.
    "When 10 men tell you you're drunk, you better lie down."

  7. #6

    Default Purchased

    I decided to go ahead and buy this one and overall I'm extremely pleased. The seller reported that it was found in 1995 near Leningrad. Remnants of the original light green paint are there along with a small amount of a darker green in various places. The decals are nothing more than ghosts at this point. I will take the liner out for pictures of the markings in the future.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic   M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic  

    M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic   M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic  


  8. #7

    Default FJ / SS Comparison

    Thought this would be a cool comparison picture.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic  

  9. #8

    Default

    ET68
    Lot# 5057
    Welded liner
    Light green paint
    Top damage
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic   M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic  

    M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic   M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic  

    M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic   M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic  

    M38 DD ET68 Semi Relic  

Similar Threads

  1. ND m 35 semi relic

    In Relic German helmet forum
    05-12-2014, 01:43 PM
  2. SS semi relic

    In SS Helmet forum
    12-29-2013, 09:33 PM
  3. FJ Semi Relic

    In Fallschirmjäger helmet forum
    03-25-2012, 04:23 PM
  4. M40 semi relic

    In Relic German helmet forum
    09-17-2011, 02:47 PM
  5. ET68 M35 Re issue Semi Camo

    In Steel Helmets
    03-19-2011, 11:32 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •