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    Hello guys, some opinion on this great looking helmet...

    Kris.

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    I am sorry, but I do not think this is a real M18 Ear Cut Out. War time manufactured Ear Cut Outs were all ET 64 shells. There is some speculation that some were made during the interwar years, but I seem to recall that those that some think are real are size 66, like the one in the Baer German language treatise, and I don't think they were maker marked. The flare on this one is not pronounced enough, and the rolled rims on the cut out sections are too crudely done. I also do not like the paint, although the adler decal does look pretty good. Finally, I think the liner is a repro. Sorry, but I just do not like this one. Jim G.

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    Agreed.

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    The decal looks like a later model, more like you'd see on a M40/42.... The swastika has an almost 3D effect......the helmet looks like a repro....there are a lot of these type of repros being made in Germany in th last 10 years! The rolled edge of th helmet looks sloppy....

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    Agreed with all of the above

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    Krikke you should definitely get some helmet books.

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    Quote by AMTG View Post
    ....The rolled edge of th helmet looks sloppy....
    Would also be my red flag!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    eeek, bad to the bone

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    I would stay away from that website really bad.
    chris

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    Hello Kris
    You should do exactly as Schwerpunkt suggested & get some good reference books. This helmet & the others that
    You have recently posted are all grade "A" stinkers.

    Regards
    Brett

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