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    Hello,
    Here is an helmet left in Normandy.
    I should be pleased to get your comments about shape, interest and value.
    An idiot put some green painting on the top. Maybe to stop or hide incipient rust?
    Inside, backwards, a name is engraved : "SS Strm Borchardt".
    Best regards from Normandy.

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    Hi and welcome to the forum, we will really need nice clear close up images of the decal to determine if this is a genuine SS helmet. As it stands all I can tell you is that it is an M40 model. 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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    Hello,

    For a helmet like this you need clear & crisp photos, especially a close-up shot of the decal. If it does turn out to be a good SS, then you move up to the next step & do a name search. Good Luck.

    Regards
    Samir

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    A Quist?

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    Thank you for welcome and informations.
    Here are some photos of the decal.
    k.
    Nice quote from Hemingway ! I use this one from Sacha Guitry, one of the greatest French author of theater : "Ce qui ne me passionne pas m'ennuie" ("What does not fascinate me bores me")

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    I think likely a good Quist M40 SS. Could we have the lot number and factory/size info too?

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    I did not see the number before you told. And, even now, they are hard to see. Could it be something like L385 ?

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    Hi Korwin, those are better pictures, I would like to see some in natural light but I would "stick my neck out" and agree with Kradspam that this looks like it may be a good original QUIST SS M40. 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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    Stands a good chance. Would like to have this one in hand.

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    Looks to be a good Q in real poor condition however.

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