M42 ss helmet HKP
Hi, i have this HKP M42 Helmet, on WAF they said the decal wasn't good,
but what about the rest? Finnish, liner, rivets, leather, Domestamp??
Are these original? Really want to know.
Thanks for the help!! Regards Jim
Left side helmet
Front of helmet.
Back of helmet.
Right side helmet.
HKP stamp in the back of the helmet.
Rivet mss 44 marked, left side helmet.
Rivet 2, right side helmet.
Rivet back helmet.
DRP stamp on liner, can't read the year of production.
Stamp Liner, 1943.
02-08-2015 03:09 PM
completely rebuild and repainted helmet , fake domestamp.
The liner is good.
As Frank said...................................Nice to see you back BTW
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
Thanks, how can you tell it was repainted? Colour blind so i have some trouble with colour nuances, so mayby you see something i miss.
Yup a repaint with fake decals and fake domestamp. Not sure how to describe it if your color blind.
Thx, haha i see colour, but if the colour isn't strong enough or is between colours, i can't say what coulour it is, for me some times it looks some kind of green other times some kind of brown, really difficult to tell, but thanks for the help! :-D
It's not just the color but the texture , it's too satin brand new. The inside where the dome stamp is gives a lot away as well.
like the 2nd one.-----you can get the dome stamps they are on e-bay fairly often.
Why do you like this one Harry , can you explain please ?
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings