Barnacle Wharf Trading co. (BFW) Ohio, used to sell these years ago. 70s I think. I tried to buy one and alas too late. No more left in stock!
I was so sad. Price was around $20 dollars I seem to remember. I knew I would regret not jumping when they first went on sale.
The used to issue a printout catalog with like twenty or thirty pages (pre internet days). Look at the prices now!!
Cheers for the olden days,
I'm still hooked. I know I 'll eventually get one of them, even a shell would be great. I fact during WWII the troops would remove most of he liner so that their cold weather shapka could fit inside!
A few years ago you and Michael Baskette helped me with this helmet.
As I recall you mentionned that it may have been relined during the seige of Leningrad.
I have not been back to this Forum for a while and I see that you have a thread going on this subject so I thought that I would jump in.
In the photo below I don't remember if I was using the helmet as a photo prop for the guns or the guns as a prop for the helmet.
Sorry for the additional photos.
I think these photos show a more accurate view of the color and finish on this 1939 dated helmet.
Superb example of a wartime reline. Many in the discovered lot that most of these helmets come from are really trashed on the interior.
I bought recently a ssh36 as well, only shell and no liner, paint is almost gone, but i can not find any stamps anymore or any stamps in the steel shell itself...Where al helmets marked in the steel itself??
I am not familiar with these stamps but its still nice to see a size 4. Quite unusual and something that will desapear from the next models