08-21-2016 09:30 PM
A fine looking shell, personally I would "drop" a liner in there but others would say leave it as it is. Either way, a nice looking lid. Leon.
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Very nice lid! I, too, would likely be tempted to hunt down a correct liner for it, but then again, you would always know that it did not come with it, so it could be a troubling bit for some(like myself!). The way it is now, it will sit very nicely on the shelf and look just fine, in any case! (I wonder what actually Did happen to the liner? The shell is in such fine shape, did someone have an SS lid and wanted a perfect liner to upgrade a tattered one for it, so they cannibalized it? Is just one of those mysteries!)
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
I also wondered why they would remove a liner and the first thought was a liner stained with DNA! Never even considered just removing it to place in a better shell as everyone seems to look at the rivets to see if they have been opened!
Next in line will be a decent Luftwaffe helmet! They seem to be relatively easy to come by. Thanks, Bob
Nice lid. It's a beauty of a nice worn combat lid. Only speculation as to why there is no liner / band. I personally would be surprised if someone took it out to swap into another lid. If the liner was in decent shape it would have been worth a nice penny as is. Despite all the glory of more sexy helmets, these appeal to me most. They were the backbone of the Wehrmacht!
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very nice thread with pics and info.