Me thinks its not period but wait for some other answers....
From my limited experience with these,,i would also state it is not period,,,
I'm afraid thats a postwar Pocher decal meaning fake, as is the camo paint so neatly cut around the decal.
Ouch , I hope you didn't pay these helmets you are showing the price of an original.
Again can only concur you are posting some potentially high value purchase helmets which are all fake , i hope you aren't out a load of cash ??
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
I agree, this helmet isn't good. Sorry man.
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags
Repro decal ......... !
Last edited by Walkwolf; 10-08-2011 at 09:42 PM.
Well guys I can only say that this M35 which I will post more photos of now has a 100% checkable provenance and is the real deal. So what does one make of everyone so far saying the runes decal is a repro. Maybe it's just that the decal looks to good to be true, but it is. So going on the comments I guess the opinion is the camo must be fake as well, wrong, it's the real deal period applied Normandy camo colors.
Well first thing I noticed is that the outine of the decal, if you look at it, it is not uniform with the rest, take a look and judge for yourself, and the runes look odd as well, as the opinions have been said, you can judge for yourself.