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Ahh Heres the postman with My helmet....

Article about: I thought I would share this with You.I welcome any comments.Do I try and find a chin strap maybe?

  1. #11


    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    You can always put a camo cover on it to hide that hole...
    I tried that but she didn't like camo.

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  3. #12


    lol I have had a snoop at the liner and I can make out 1942 and very faint but the writing "Bin buig and beitung or beltung".I had to use a jewelers eye glass lol.

  4. #13


    Looks a good find.

  5. #14


    Have I not seen this helmet on another forum today for sale but it had a wire passing through the holes on either side. Amazing how things mover around.

  6. #15

    Default I knew I had seen it before.

    Here are some pictures of your helmet as I remember seeing it elsewhere, except now the wire is removed. Who ever fitted the wire took real effort to attach it making those holes in the rim of the shell. I have never seen a wire attached in such a way before. Hope you have fun with it, thats what collecting is all about.
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  7. #16


    I wondered if those holes were made to improvise a bucket after the war - I know that it often happened in those times of thrift and scarcity. Perhaps the liner was added quite recently - presumably the Norwegians would have scrapped a helmet with such a non standard modification? Perhaps the paint is recent too - it looks quite unscuffed on the rivets, vent hole etc, which suggests the recent paint job to me.

    Regards, Philip

  8. #17


    Interesting and disturbing that the helmet magically 'grew' a wire between being acquired for 'a good price' and now being offered for sale on another forum

    A pretty low act in my book, fraudulent in fact.

    Well spotted!

  9. #18


    Thanks Guys .For the record the wire was on it when I purchased it.I removed it and the helmet is not currently for sale.The guy I bought it from is open and honest and I am sure has not at any time made it look like something it isnt.

  10. #19


    So if the wire was 'original', why remove it?

  11. #20


    Because it is now My helmet and that is how I would like to display it.

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