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Flea Market find last weekend,,2 tone camo with shields

Article about: Hi all,,,picked this up last weekend at a flea market;bought from the vet's(deceased now) nephew,,nephew said his uncle killed the german and captured the helmet and the nephew said he has h

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    Default Flea Market find last weekend,,2 tone camo with shields

    Hi all,,,picked this up last weekend at a flea market;bought from the vet's(deceased now) nephew,,nephew said his uncle killed the german and captured the helmet and the nephew said he has had it since 1950-unaltered and this is the state when he inherited it,liner tight,,it looks kosher to me,,,,also have his uncle's m-1 helmet with his last name on the front of the liner,,,here's pics of the Nazi helmet,,comments welcomed,,
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    Default Re: Flea Market find last weekend,,2 tone camo with shields

    Apart from the hand painted decals, it could be a period camo, but i cant imagine a German soldier getting his national shield wrong, i think this is a bit of soldier art poss by the GI , if the story holds up.

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    The lid itself looks spot on, although the paint job looks suspect to me. As Dave said, it was probably done after the war.

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    It's a nice piece although I suspect this helmet was done up by the vet post war. But still a nice collectible helmet in my opinion.

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    I agree with all of the above. You can see inside its a good genuine piece, but outside has been done post war. Straight away the national shield is the wrong way around. Also of you look closely there is camo paint over paint chips.

    Still it is an M35 and I like the fine crazing on the decal paint. Might find its a double decal under the paint, but most would not paint it like this if it were. You never know though

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    Postwar camo (check the vent hole filled w paint) and postwar eagle and national shield, no doubt in my mind.

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    Post pics of the m-1. - Nick K

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    i agree helmet looks orig. even thought the decals arent orig. still a very kool looking helmet.good find. it has character.

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    [QUOTE=VolksJager;251444] Also of you look closely there is camo paint over paint chips.

    Just wanted to point out that camo paint over chipped paint is not a red flag. Most camo was done well after the helmet left the factory and had spent time in the field.
    Otherwise I agree the paint on this lid is post war.

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    so is the opinion that the camo is original but the shields are probably post war applied then?...

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