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Unknown Russian Helmet

Article about: hey comrades.. i bought this helmet at ebay for around 30 USD, because i really need a russian helmet in my collection. Nevertheless i have absolutely no idea about the, they all look kinda

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    Default Unknown Russian Helmet

    hey comrades..
    i bought this helmet at ebay for around 30 USD, because i really need a russian helmet in my collection. Nevertheless i have absolutely no idea about the, they all look kinda like the same to me..

    This are the ebay picīs, the helmet has not arrived yet, but i hope to get it realy sooooooon...

    Nastrovye to all
    danhashman

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    eritis sicut deus, scientes bonum et malum...

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    not Russian, it's a Czech M53 later model with 3 point chin straps made of nylon, these date from the 1980's and later, very common post war surplus helmet, usually retails for less than $20

    Czech Helmets

    Czech Army New Helmet - RustyBayonet

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    Hey BattleGear, thank you for enlighten me,,, so it is a copy from a russian model.. is it still collectable, or should i onsider it a fake? I dont know, but itīs still cold war, produced under USSR infuence, right ?
    eritis sicut deus, scientes bonum et malum...

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    it's still a collectable, it is a military issue eastern block helmet, some people like me collect all the variations and some people must have original WWII manufacture, I prefer the earlier models

    the shell is basically the same profile as the Russian model but the liner & straps are different

    these were also exported to many third world armies
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    by now i have already become an M53 specialist... of course - more old=more cool... but i just think that this modern one carries the spirit of the older ones within itself.. itīs the resumee of an evolution that started 1953... hehe.. only, i feel that now i need one of itīs ancestor versions..
    You know how that feels, donīt you battle gear? Itīs like helmet hunting.... : )
    eritis sicut deus, scientes bonum et malum...

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    sometimes I like to collect the first model, the second model the third model , etc of the same helmet and display them in order of the oldest to newest to show the differences

    the Czech M53 has at least three variations that I know of:

    * the first model with leather liner and single leather chin strap [1950's era]

    *the second model with leather liner and leather Y strap [1970's]

    *the third model with a leather liner and a green nylon web chin strap with chin cup [1980's]

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    hi dan hashman can i just say that the vz53 cannot be compared to the soviet ssch 39/40 etc even though the rivit placements look similar thats where the comparison ends its just a shame so many of these are sold as ww2 soviet helmets its a con , heres a comparison of my helmets to show you the totally different profileClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote by battle gear View Post
    it's still a collectable, it is a military issue eastern block helmet, some people like me collect all the variations and some people must have original WWII manufacture, I prefer the earlier models

    the shell is basically the same profile as the Russian model but the liner & straps are different

    these were also exported to many third world armies
    Hereīs an interesting site rgd. helmets:

    PORTADA

    CHECO 53

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    i, ve got my helmet today, and itīs not like the one on the picture, it looks kinda old and used, has a single leather chinstrap, so i guess itīs an early model. Unfortunately the "Chinpad" (or howīs it called) is missing, but itīs still pretty cool, specially the used look, so much better than a mint one (-just my humble opinion). Iīll post pics, so other users can use them to compare them etc..
    eritis sicut deus, scientes bonum et malum...

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    Typical E-bay scammer, post a picture, buy it, bears no relation to the picture on arrival, but in this case you might have come out on top especially if its the older version, it could even be worth more

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