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Confirmation on ss helmet

Article about: As has been said, the decal, paint, liner and chinstrap are all post war. I would post the other SS items you purchased from this collector asap.

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    Default Confirmation on ss helmet

    Hey Guys,

    I've got this ss helmet in my collection, but I don't know if it's a fake or original helmet.
    My main collection focus is the US Army during D-Day, so I'm not an expert in German helmets.
    However, I bought this helmet from a collector who collected ss, US airborne and other rare collection fields.
    It came with an original ss cover and an original ss m43 panzer cap.
    Please tell me your opinions on this helmet.

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    just the one thing I've heard here again and again is the decal should come to a point at the bottom. rounded is no good.

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    That one has quite a few problems I'm afraid.........

    Cheers,
    Terry

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    So it's only the decal that causes problems on originality?
    Is it due to wrong light in the photo that it looks rounded?

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    I could be wrong but the leather on the liner looks to be replaced Czech leather, If you look closely to the drawstring holes you can see the marks were the metal eyelets have been removed, I have seen this done before. Chinstrap is bad as well unfortunately. Others will pass more judgement on paint & decal but overall does not look promising sorry. Cheers, Sean.

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    Quote by Normandie1944 View Post
    So it's only the decal that causes problems on originality?
    Is it due to wrong light in the photo that it looks rounded?
    "Only the decal" is more than enough, since that's the most important part of an SS helmet. But in this case, I think the shell is the only thing that is original WWII vintage.

    Cheers,
    Terry

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    Terry said it! ..... a made up helmet sadly.
    The old 'round bottom' repro decal which in itself has the completely wrong construction, an aged repro liner and chinstrap.

    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Quote by M38 View Post
    "Only the decal" is more than enough, since that's the most important part of an SS helmet. But in this case, I think the shell is the only thing that is original WWII vintage.

    Cheers,
    Terry
    Agreed on all points.

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    fantasy stamps on the chinstrap which is fake imo
    fake liner
    and decal is quite bad
    please pass this one


    ow didnt see you already have it
    can you try to get a refund?

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    If he sold you this one I would be worried about the "original ss cover and an original ss m43 panzer cap."

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