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Swiss M18/43 helmet?

Article about: Hi All! Can you guys confirm, that this Swiss M18 helmet indeed the M18/43 WW2 era and not the M18/63 version? Under the dark gray wood-chip paint, there is some factory green (of the M18/40

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    Hi All!

    Can you guys confirm, that this Swiss M18 helmet indeed the M18/43 WW2 era and not the M18/63 version?

    Under the dark gray wood-chip paint, there is some factory green (of the M18/40) can be seen, however, if you look inside the dome, the gray paint only goes halfway down to the liner ring (which goes all the way around), and after that the green (?) paint can be seen. Shouldn't the inside of the dome be all gray? Or maybe my eyes are just bad...

    Sorry for the horrible seller's pics.

    The asking price is around 30 EU.

    Cheers,
    Fabe

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    That is definately a re-worked original M18, simply repainted with the 1940s shadow-black scheme. so I'd say it is an excellent buy for 30 euro. Go for it!

    It is NOT, however, a true M18/40 (or 18/63), both of which would have the horse-shoe shape liner band and different liners, and no trace of green anywhere. All the info you really need is here - World War Helmets - Reference de casques de 1915 a nos jours.

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    THX Greg!

    The liner of the mentioned helmet in post 1. looks like a first type M18 ring shaped liner maybe (from the photos of the website). I'll check next week if this one is still available...

    M18 liner (dated 1936) from the website:
    Swiss M18/43 helmet?

    and the liner of the helmet from post 1. (with a later type chin-strap?)
    Swiss M18/43 helmet?

    Cheers,
    Fabe

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