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Article about: Hello friends. Sorry for my bad english, i am from germany. at the weekend i found this helmet it is stamped ckl 71. can you tell me somthing about it? late war? the 4 rivet? (niete) look di

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    Hello friends. Sorry for my bad english, i am from germany. at the weekend i found this helmet
    it is stamped ckl 71.
    can you tell me somthing about it? late war? the 4 rivet? (niete) look different then other helmes.

    Thanks Heinz
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    Looks late war to me from the rivets , Is it a lake find ?

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    it is from an old house. it was used to repair the roof. Inside is tar. I think the helmet was over a fire to heat the tar.

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    A wartime falschirmjager m38 shell converted into a bucket by replacing the screws with blanking rivets and making a wire handle to carry hot pitch for roof repairs would be my guess.
    The post war recovery wasted nothing!!!
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    I clean the helmet. inside is no oxidation only tar, but it is hard to remove.
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    Nice find, at least it's still in one piece, some were converted to colanders and other housewares.
    Cheers Chris

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    The tar gives it a camo look😀

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    Quote by tank destroyer View Post
    The tar gives it a camo look😀
    ....And makes it weatherproof to boot. Winner, winner chicken dinner.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by CBH View Post
    Nice find, at least it's still in one piece, some were converted to colanders and other housewares.
    which are collectible in their own right.

    Heinzer: great find. A unique piece of history. I would have left it as is, tar and all.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Interesting find

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