01-03-2015 10:09 PM
very nice helmet and a great price.
Might be a bit rough but it'll still look good on the shelf!..
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
Like I said on GHW2, rough around the edges give it it's own charm.
I really like it, great lid!
The two helmet companies that used slave labor were NS and EF. That might account for the poor quality of the EF helmets, along with perhaps poor operational practices or worn equipment. EF lot number stamps are often poorly positioned and obviously worn down from use.
Source: Catalogue of Camps and Prisons in Germany and the German-Occupied Territories, published in July 1949 by the International Tracing Service (ITS)
Nice lid for a good price
The poor old M42 gets it in the neck again! Haha. They never will look as well engineered as the M35 due to the economy savings made on them such as the lack of a "roll over" rim. Time is money and all that, but a nice helmet all the same,a good buy. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
Great price for that helm. I wish we had local militaria store's here in Yuma. I have to wait for our snowbirds to return during the winter months and hope somebody bought something with them to sell.
Good to remember of the hardship which often stands behind the things.
With best wishes
Searching for information, material and items of RAD "Hessen-Süd" (where my father was probably in K-Einsatz, combat engagement, in the Alps in 1945), IR 87 (where my grandfather was during campaign in France in 1940), Gardegrenadierregiment Nr. 3 "Königin Elisabeth" (where my grand-uncle was at Craonne/Chemin des Dames in France in 1917)