I could be wrong but it looks like a good one to me.
Looks like a good aging Helmet.
Beautiful! Just the way I like them!
Whether or not the decal is original it will be gone in a few years anyway.. It is sitting on top of a crust that will fall away with time or a slight knock. The red flag for me is the fact that it has 'Uffz' painted on the skirt at the rear, Uffz being an abbreviation of Unteroffizier, a rank which did not exist in the SS. The SS equivalent would be Unterscharführer. I am unsure of the abbreviation for this. A good close up of the decal is needed. But I am inclined to say this is a carefully applied fake decal. This helmet is an M35 right? Judging by the missing vent rivet on the left hand side... seeing as this decal is so well 'preserved' one would expect to see at least traces of the party shield, although there is a chance this could have been removed as per August 1940 orders.
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Dear Friends, thank you very much everyone, for your very valuable feedback. I think that, finally, I will buy this helmet. In your opinion, did a fair price for it?.
All the best for all
I too think the decal will be gone in a relatively short period of time - when the rusted
paint flakes decide to fall off - It looks extremely brittle in this area. Taking this
into account, it should be priced accordingly.
I have a relic lid in better overall condition ( no decals ) which I've owned for
just over a year. There are now many small chunks of rust laying
at the base of the stand it sits upon...................
http://warrelics.eu/forum/steel-helm...n-these-46576/ ) that's good enough reason for me to doubt it at this point.. although I did see he made no mention of the decal.. Wish Doug B would step in and give his word on the decal on this rusty old piece.