Welcome to the forum Bluefire.
Wait for some of our helmet collectors and more learned folk to respond, but to me the helmet appears to be an M42 shell with (terribly) modern painted decals.
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Sorry to say it but this helmet is not a real ss helmet not 100% sure about the helmet but certainly a fake ss helmet
I hope you didn't pay a lot for it!
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Thanks carl! i'll be waiting for responses.
I have no idea if it is an SS helmet or not, I have non knowledge yet from helmets and I would like to deploy myself more in it. Thanks for your reply
Not a good helmet.
Fake decals,repro liner bad strap
@Harry The Mole
Actually I paid around €100,- for two of these.
I might have posted it in the wrong section though. I noticed i'm in the SS helmet forum.
Hope you guys will guide me to the right direction.
Agree, only the steel shell is original. Everything else is bad including paint.
Worst looking wannabe helmet I've seen!