Relic Winter camo German Helmet?
Hello everyone, I've been learning a lot about helmets thanks to you guys! I found this one and I think it might be the real deal. I would appreciate other opinions though. The rust is what is kinda giving me a bad feeling; I don't know why. The helmet looks good and the paint looks decent but I'm no expert haha. Thanks in advance!
12-10-2013 10:44 PM
I like it a lot. It looks a lot like one I got that was recovered from Demjansk, Dan now owns it. The damage looks period, the paint has been split away from it by the shock of impacts. The rust is a little red but it would have reactivated a bit after cleaning so I think that's fine. A great relic if the price is right IMO.
I like it too, looks like an honest winter camo relic... has some great character to it! As noted above I also think it might not have been cleaned thoroughly enough allowing the corrosive process to re-activate, producing these "fresh" looking rust spots. Some nasty looking damage to this one though... vicious...
If the price is OK I wouldn't hesitate... I like the fact that it still retains the liner band and two of its original pins as well!
I'm with krad and slados - a beauty like the one I got from kradspam.
Nice photography in the snow too .... but coming from Australia I think that's what it is :-)
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Thanks everyone! I might go for it. What do you think would be a good price? Shipping would be about $30
Very very nice helm, i can only say that you will not be the only bidder
A good price is hard to set, as it depends of how much the buyer's willing to spend if you really really want it. And that pricing is individual.
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Similar helmets are for sale in Latvia for around USD 100.
I really like it, battle damaged but still a lot of white paint!
I like the look of it
Do you happen to know where it was found?