Very bad like the paint, total fake.
Its too bad. I am lookng for a mint M42 for a collector friend of mine. They are not out there. I can find a DD KM M35, a DD M35 SS, any number of rarer helmets but the most common of them all, a simple no decal M42 in top shape, is simply not to be found.
Thx for the reply Doug. I knew it was a fake decal but the owner, a Belgian guy, keeps saying he had this helmet checked by Kelly Hicks. Which he probably did not...!
Doug, I'm trying to PM you but I can't cause my Inbox reached his maximum capacity... But I have no messages in my Inbox... Strange.......
A sad but true fact about nice M42's Doug, I had a very nice no decal M42 that I sold on the bay about two years ago and I now regret it. One, because I cannot now replace it either, and two because I bet some prat has stuck a crappy fake decal on it like the helmet above!! Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
I had a gorgeous one under an SS camo cover. I sold it a long time ago. As you, now I regret it as a good friend of mine is looking for one and I would have given it to him for Christmas. Now I cant find one despite looking for 6 months!
Thanks for the replies guys. I knew this helmet couldn't be real but I had the seller who didn't want to believe it. He still doesn't. His problem... :-)