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M40 Luftwaffe winter camo, with battle damage

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    Default M40 Luftwaffe winter camo, with battle damage

    Hi Guys,
    I've always wanted to expand my collection with a winter camo helmet. I bought this helmet one week ago. I know it lost a many white color, but i think it wasn't a bad deal. I found some black remains of paint on the helmet, but I don't know what is that.
    I would like to know what you think about this helmet.



    About the helmet
    ET64
    lot number:778


    Thank you!
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    Hi, I wonder if this helmet was stacked with a British MKII one on top at some point as the raised "black" areas look like the remains you get from the liner of tommy helmets? You see a lot of British helmets with these "stacking rings" on them. Just a thought. Leon.
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    Hi, can't help you with the ripples of paint, but its a nice lid.

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    Hi,
    It is a interesting thought and thank you! could you show me some pictures from "stacking rings"? Do you know how i can remove it? Or should I leave it as it is?

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    If it were mine i would leave it as it is.

    Mart

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    Quote by KrikoT View Post
    Hi,
    It is a interesting thought and thank you! could you show me some pictures from "stacking rings"? Do you know how i can remove it? Or should I leave it as it is?
    Hi, here are some "stacking ring" marks on a South African MKII. I would not try and remove them though as the liners were oil based and will have fused onto the paint, removing these marks will just leave others! Leon.Click image for larger version. 

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    Don't see any red flags from what I can see. Does look like someone tried to expose the decal a bit.

    I've started a Winter Camo thread. Feel free to post a picture of it there along with any history of the helmet.

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    I see something around the decal, but looks like a triangle for me. I think someone did not want to hide the eagle, when they painted the helmet. Or someone tried to clean the helmet, and the decal. Thank you for a invitation.

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    Hi,

    The black things on the helmet look like as on your picture. But the black things are not only circularly on the helmet. There are some what is vertical. Thank you for your help.
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    Hi, it could still be a stacking ring as the helmet on top could have been knocked or moved forward altering where the liner stuck to the shell. It's not certain that is what it is, but it does look very similar and remember, this may have been moved around and had several helmets "dumped" on top of it at all sorts of angles since the end of the war! Leon.
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