Thats the problem, people read that book and think its instant knowledge. It isn't. You still have to know the subject matter, i.e., German Helmets.
My forum German Helmet Walhalla 2 has a comprehensive lot number list that is free to veteran members. Sadly I understand that the information there was used by Brian without permission in his book that he sells.
BTW, you have a single decal Heer reissue helmet. Decal placement on left side, can only be Heer judging by the shape and placement.
No annoyance either, its just become a collector myth that lot number correlates to service branch like its a serial number or something, since that book was published. Brian either doesn't make that clear in his book or people dont read properly. I dont own the book, much information is on a free public forum already.
10-06-2014 04:03 PM
Thought it may have been Heer or Kreigsmarine costal defence , as the textured paint is brush applied , I thought it may have been added at unit level rather than factory reissue. And I have seen a few costal defence helmets with similar brush applied textured paint.
I did not know this information was taken from your forum and would not have highlighted this if I knew.
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Not a problem, and he had tons of his own lot numbers he used as well. Brian did a ton of his own great research as well, dont get me wrong. On GHW, Frank (DH) compiled the lot number information (he c owns the forum, I fund it with me and RoyA, Frank and I run it)
Re-the helmet being a KM, that is also a possibility but I would lean towards Heer, looks like a plain overpaint reissued helmet common to Heer units.