Whenever your asking for an opinion on any helmet but in particular an SS always post the lot number and maker. The photo of the decal is low res, but nonetheless I agree it does not appear to be the real McCoy from what's shown.
Hi ,it does not look good to me , as Doug says a maker and lot number would be good to know but in this case I do not think it would "help" to enhance the chances of this one being original. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Doug I asked for better photos and numbers and suggested it was fake and was lambasted by the seller. That was the only reason I posted it here. After he told me it had a reproduction liner and that he paid $1,000 for a professional appraisal I called BS. Then the story changed from his grandfather who was a fighter pilot bringing it back to a german soldier selling it to him. ROFLMAO
Excuse my ignorance, but as it looks like a M42, did they have these type of vents? Decal looks bad.
Whatever its just an opinion.
I am with you both on the vent too, I reckon the lot is repro and that is exactly why he hasn't included an inside pic of the lid regardless of the liner as he probably knows anyone with a shred of knowledge will smell an awful stink! I honestly can never fathom what sort of people these are that make up stories like this in attempts to try and con people out of their hard earned money no matter how big or small the amount, I could never do that as I like to think I am an honest genuine person. Says a lot about certain people out there who will say or do anything to make money. Cheers, Sean.
Re- the vents, this is another reason for my wanting the maker. Nothing looks right here but pics are as expected from sellers like this, in low res.
Doug this is a copy and paste from his email.
"The individual the authenticated to Helmet put the value at $12,000.00. He also stated that determining the authenticity of an item goes beyond the physical appearance, taking into account where the item was obtained, who obtained the item, and where the item was made. I paid $1000.00 for the authentication and was offered 7000.00 by the individual who performed the service."
That was when I suggested he had either been had or was less than honest.