CKL Early green gray M42 SS DD helmet?
I'm no expert and did some research on this, but before I let it go to the reenactor circuit figured I'd post it here. CKL 66 Lot 55 followed by a small 0. It has the early 1943 run of lighter paint, It has a odd liner, and off course the decals. SS decal shows some bronzing that I read that CKL's are know for. What do you pro's think?
08-08-2015 07:20 PM
Post War Czech liner, and repro decals I am afraid. The paint is off all well. Safe to let it go to the re enactor circuit. Sorry, Jim G.
Not a chance my friend, there is no resemblance to an original CKL/ET helmet or decal. M42 SS helmets would not have been double decal types either. Leon.
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Although I'm no SS Stahlhelm Collector, Original decals generally don't peel/chip off like that...Liner is definitely a postwar non-German replacement...I look forward to more of our friends' opinions on this one...
On the plus side, it looks a good car mascot on the bonnet.
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Thanks fellas for your expertise, I didn't want to make a mistake either way when I let this go to a new home.
Late to the party but agree with sll the above comments.
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The SS decal looks horrible.. Peeling off like old lead paint off a bannister...
As above. Postwar paint, fake decals, postwar czech liner and strap.
I agree. Whole helmet is shot.