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WSS M35 helmet, any good ?

Article about: Hello Gentlemen, I need your expertise about this M35 helmet. Apparently it has been field repainted over the pea green colour. I would like to know if these first type runes were applied on

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    Hello Gentlemen,
    I need your expertise about this M35 helmet. Apparently it has been field repainted over the pea green colour.
    I would like to know if these first type runes were applied on the helmet around the 40s or around the 70s/80s...
    Off course i can take more photos if needed
    Thanks in advance
    Thanks


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    "I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
    Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...



    "The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
    Gustave Flaubert

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    Thanks
    "I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
    Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...



    "The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
    Gustave Flaubert

    In Memoriam :
    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    The chipping around the base of the decal seems to indicate to me that an original decal has been scraped off. This one could then have been added at a later stage......but my thoughts are that it is not original.
    Regards, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Fake Pocher to me applied mostly on bare metal. Original decal has been scraped off completely imo.

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    Hi, I am not keen on the decal on this helmet, it has the whiff of an EF in my opinion, although the bottom seems a tad to round, but as the gents have noted, all that chipping around the decal doesn't do it any favours.

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    Hi Phillip, not a decal that was period applied or original for me. It is not a Quist type decal as it should be and as noted it appears to have been applied over existing scrapes/chips. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Hello,
    Thank you all for your comment. The helmet belongs to a friend of mine and i will provide him the link of this thread. He had doubts that's why he sent the helmet to me as he does not own a camera...bad news for him anyway. I will also post some "WSS" insignia in the dedicated forum to know if they're going to follow the same path than the helmet...directly to the trash of history...
    When you rub the finger over the edge of the decal, you can feel a thin gap between the paint and the decal.
    Thanks
    "I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
    Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...



    "The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
    Gustave Flaubert

    In Memoriam :
    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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