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German helmet (real or repro?)

Article about: i picked this up today for about 40 bucks, i though it was cool and had to have, but now looking at it i dont know if its real or fake and if i got a good deal... can someone tell me what ki

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    Question German helmet (real or repro?)

    i picked this up today for about 40 bucks, i though it was cool and had to have, but now looking at it i dont know if its real or fake and if i got a good deal... can someone tell me what kind of helmet this is and if its real, the number on the pics are stamped on the inside of the helmet, one set is on the back and one set is stamped on the side. thanks, justin.
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    Hi Justin, Yes it is real. It appears to be an M35 (photo is not clear enough to verify) but it is not the original paint finish any longer. For $40 it was worth it.

    rgds, Tyrone

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    hell yeah you got a great deal. congrats, Raul

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    dbale
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    is ther anything in particular i need to get of picture of to have someone tell me what type of helmet it is?

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    Hi Dbale,

    This is to my mind a German M35 that has been reissued to the Czech Fire Brigades after the war. Most received a replacement CZ liner and the black coatn of paint.

    Nice helmet to reconstruct.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    yes its an M35 maybe theres some remainder of original paint under that black paint ?????????

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    I have an repainted m42 that looks like this. Would it be worth it to try to get that paint off?

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    if it were me yes but try a small patch test first some where it's not to noticeable first try nail polish remover & see what you get ?????

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    Hi justin,
    Nice find and for $40, what a deal, it looks a nice 35 Patt helmet
    and as nick say,s only take a small piece of the paint at a time.
    some times you will be surprised at what you find under the paint
    as the Czech,s ect didnt care what was on the helmets they just painted over every thing. good luck with it ,i hope it,s a gem.
    Dave.

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    i will try the fingernail polish thing tonight... do i just put it on a cotton ball and slowly but lightly remove what i can? and how do i know if im removing too much?

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