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M40 - first helmet, restored (sorry!)

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    Default M40 - first helmet, restored (sorry!)

    Here's a restored M40 I recently picked up from a friend who digs in Western Ukraine. It was found in a trench on the modern day border between Sumy and Kharkov Oblasts, which would place this helmet in either the LII Armeekorps or the XLVIII Panzerkorps. I believe it was part of the Battle of Kursk because of it's location and the fact that if it was a pre Kursk helmet, it most likely would have been picked up by the Germans as they moved through on their way to Stalingrad.

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    Now to make everyone hate me: in it's restored condition.

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    Hi, well even though I would have left it as it was, I must admit you have done a good job with the re-paint. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Nothing wrong with doing a restoration. There are still plenty of original helmets out there. Looks really good, nice job.

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    Nothing wrong with that paint/decal very nice work,well done...............
    With Regards Jake.

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    Very nice restoration! The decal looks great!

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    As said, you did a good job on the resto!!
    Whats the liner like you put in it?
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    As said, you did a good job on the resto!!
    Whats the liner like you put in it?
    I'll take some pictures of the liner tonight and post them. And thanks!

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    Very nice to see you didn't make it an SS like every other restorer seems to do.

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    Quote by Glenn66 View Post
    Very nice to see you didn't make it an SS like every other restorer seems to do.
    I'm not against restoring but I don't see the point in making something into that which it wasn't!

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