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Freikorps helmet?

Article about: Found this helmet on Craigslist. When I went to look at it, there was a swastika on top with dots. Is this a legit Freikorps helmet. Is the painted-on swastika genuine from the time period?

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    Found this helmet on Craigslist. When I went to look at it, there was a swastika on top with dots. Is this a legit Freikorps helmet. Is the painted-on swastika genuine from the time period? The maker is "G" size 62. Thanks.
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    I see no relation between this swastika and the Freikorp.

    I do not profess to be an expert on the Freikorp but I thought their symbols were the skull and also the more stylized bent swastika (happy to be corrected in this)

    It is most probably a post war addition. What color is the swastika? It looks like a light lavender in my cell phone
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    To me, this has a biker vibe....

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    No freikorps, why would they put it on the top for no one to see.it was done post_ww2

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    [QUOTE=cricketchris1944;157 No freikorps, why would they put it on the top for no one to see.it was done post_ww2[/QUOTE]

    I'll have to agree. I have not seen a swastika on top like that.

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    I have seen a few with the swastika on the top.most of them were done by vets

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    I'll have to agree. I have not seen a swastika on top like that.
    Actually I have seen helmets like this. In was not unheard of for a vet to do this. Ken (german war helmets) just sold one

    As far as this helmet is concerned , I see no reason a vet would put a swaz on a WW1 shell IMHO..so post war to me. And in light lavender no less.
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    Quote by MAP View Post
    Actually I have seen helmets like this. In was not unheard of for a vet to do this. Ken (german war helmets) just sold one

    As far as this helmet is concerned , I see no reason a vet would put a swaz on a WW1 shell IMHO..so post war to me. And in light lavender no less.
    Edit: took too long to post...Chris beat me to it...that's what happens when the dog is begging to be let out....
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    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    With a little bit paint leftover from painting a kids room?

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    I'll have to agree. I have not seen a swastika on top like that.

    I have to disagree ;-) It was a clever but short lived new FreiKorps design for aerial recognition

    Not many helmets with this paint scheme survived...

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    Finally looking at this from a PC. The Swaz looks new and the paint looks like modern latex. It also is glossy with almost no wear, except where the helmet rust came through.

    But I think this is all superfluous information as I think we all agree that it isn't legit.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

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