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Article about: Hi guys - The hunt for the nice relic continues, and I have found this supposed M40. Do you think tis is a real M40?

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    Hi guys - The hunt for the nice relic continues, and I have found this supposed M40. Do you think tis is a real M40?
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    Looks like a real m40 in relic condition to me.

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    Looks OK to me.

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    Original shell but I don't know what is happening with the exterior finish.

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    Andy is quite correct a relic shell but something odd has gone on with it the exterior paint has been added !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Thanks Guys.. I am thankfull for you Guys here. It is very difficult so se whether the Shells are real or new repros aged.. I still try to look at a lot of Pictures and learn from them - but there is always a detail that changes when compared to the ones in here..

    Like these two. the first looks clearly like repainted - but I am not able to determine if the Shell is authentic. The second looks very shiny and like the paint has been removed - but still a bit of a decal seems to be left back.
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    But I love the journey and the only way is to look and learn

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    The original helmet you posted is a relic that looks to have been restored to the outside and then stripped or something.

    The second 2 you posted up, again both look to be original shells from this angle but would love to see more before you can defintivly decide. The first looks to be a repaint bat hard to see from the pic because of lighting, angle and 1 pic. The second is stripped and could be a original decal or a post war jobby applied. Either way it wont increase the value of the helmet as both would be good for refurbs only.

    If you want a relic they will come around all in good time. If you looking for a cheap german helmet all your going to find is what your listing, restore quality shells. I would personally save your money and invest in a good lid with original paint and liner at the very least. You may spend more but well worth it in the long run

    Cheers
    Jason

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    Excellent advice Jason !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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