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Article about: Yes, they were originally surplus WWII German helmets. They sometimes come with post-war Czech liners - You could repaint or restore the shell if it is for re-enactment or display purposes.

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    Hello guys, I have this helmet for many years now. I think it is the original paint on it. Could it be possible be a SS helmet because of the black color?
    It is a very beautifull shell that nicely fits my collection display.

    It has not the original liner in it. It was placed by me several years ago now.

    Makermarkings: Q64 DN523

    What is the value of the helmet?



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    I would say no.

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    Not an SS, they used black paint for parade and ceremonial purposes which was not called for much after 1938. The only black SS parade helmets I've seen post 38 were the Danish Schalburg Korps who were emulating the Allgemeine SS and the ceremonial dress.

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    I have a helmet just like this. I removed the black paint and found a single decal Heer underneath. If I remember correctly, many helmets like these were post-war Czech repaints.

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    Mo is correct, it is probably a Czech lid.

    What was type of liner was in it before ? You can buy re-worked
    black shells like this off Ebay from Czechloslovakia,
    Latvia or Estonia.........


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    I also had one like this and deffo Czech and I traded it for a Lufty great coat

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    @ Walkwolf: there was no liner in it. I bought the liner on a show.

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    A common thing to find these black painted Czech shells - without liners.........


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    how much you sale it?

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    Quote by Orel Yosipovice View Post
    how much you sale it?
    If you are speaking on my helmet? I traded it for a Luftwaffe great coat

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