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Article about: Phew where do you start, I am in the market for a helmet as the last one I had i sold 33 years ago as a 17 year old who wanted some money for a motorbike, oh well you live and learn. so havi

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    Phew where do you start, I am in the market for a helmet as the last one I had i sold 33 years ago as a 17 year old who wanted some money for a motorbike, oh well you live and learn. so having bought what was presented as a genuine helmet I learnt the hard way that it wasn't more a post war civil. I have now been offered this my thought on it are wrong colour,certainly fake chinstrap and possibly liner. Decals don't know. it has the serial numbers 062 on the left chinstrap area and 2 letters that are very hard to see above the numbers 390. To me it looks like an M40 with the pressed in air vents.
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    It's a wartime M40 yes, the left chinstrap area stamp will be Q62, for Quist and the shell size of 62 cm. That's where the good news ends though I'm afraid, bad decals, paint, liner and strap. This isn't the one you want.

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    Thank you for your quick responce, well at least i am learning ..Fast !!. I guess its not worth 200 .
    At least i got the model right,and suspected everything else bar the shell. getting the feel for it now although there is a lot to learn as there seems to be more fakes out there than real.

    Thanks

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    If you hang around the forums you'll be surprised how fast you'll pick it up It's not worth 200 at all, more like 50 for the shell if that. For only a bit more than 200 you could get a nice all original no decal M42.

    you are right the fakes are legion, FAR more out there than good ones.

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    Ok thanks ,I will carry on the seach...

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    Yeah you don't want this one.

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    It is a turd, and no mistake.

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    Hi , the chaps have told you all you need to know , give this a wide berth , it is a ruined M40. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Quote by magneto View Post
    ...there seems to be more fakes out there than real.
    Welcome to the forum magneto. Your looking in all the wrong places if all you find are terrible fakes like this. Read the pinned thread on looking for an SS helmet and apply that logic to any helmet. $200 real DD M40 Heer's dont exist btw. M40 DD Heer I know of about 4-5 real ones.

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    Thanks for all the advice much appreciated, I have a long way to go but hopefully I will get there in the end. I told the chap that it wasn't for me rather than string him along as there is nothing worse than not giving folk common courtesy.

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