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My late father bought this helmet 1978 any help with it please

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    Default My late father bought this helmet 1978 any help with it please

    This helmet has been in my family since the late 70s I have a picture of it on my head when I was a boy I don't know if its real or a fake any help pleaseClick image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: My late father bought this helmet 1978 any help with it please

    Welcome to the forum.

    I expect the helmet guys will be along soon to help out but I suspect you have a genuine helmet with a possible replaced liner and fake decals. You won't find the Third Reich tricolour with SS runes.

    Is the inside of the dome a silver colour?

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    Adrian is spot on the money I suspect. You wont find that decal arrangement on any lid, as the SS decal should be on the side of the helmet that the tricolour is. Either way the decal is a post war made copy. The shell looks to be the only real thing here.

    Jason

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    Some early LAH helmets had runes and the tricolour, but not on an M35; always transitionals. Doug has at least one like this.

    This lid's decals are repros, the liner is original German but post war reissued to Norway and dyed brown / red.

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    Quote by Adrian View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    I expect the helmet guys will be along soon to help out but I suspect you have a genuine helmet with a possible replaced liner and fake decals. You won't find the Third Reich tricolour with SS runes.
    Actually you will find SS runes and a tricolor, but not in decal form, they would be hand rendered on very early LAH black painted transitional helmets. They are rare in the extreme however as they were repainted and decaled in 1935, then reissued as combat helmets in 1939 or melted down and recycled. There are period photographs to support this.

    This however is not authentic and are cheap reproductions from long ago.
    Last edited by DougB; 05-22-2013 at 02:34 PM.

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    Thanks for the feedback
    This helmet has been in my family for a long time I don't really. Care if it genuine or not but have very fond memories of my father wearing it for charity runs and he use to ride his 63 bantam round with it on his head I will always own it

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    In that case mate it's still pretty cool for you to have

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    Quote by Mashie02 View Post
    I don't know if its real or a fake any help please
    Quote by Mashie02 View Post
    ...I don't really. Care if it genuine or not
    ...and I wonder why I bother answering these questions sometimes. Sorry for answering, next time I'll just shut the hell up.

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    Hi Mashie,

    Welcome aboard!

    As u already know the decals/liner are postwar reproduction, but I see it still has sentimental value, which I can understand.

    Samir

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    Quote by DougB View Post
    ...and I wonder why I bother answering these questions sometimes. Sorry for answering, next time I'll just shut the hell up.
    Ill admit I learned something from your explanation. You can lead a horse to water...blah blah blah.

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