10-04-2013 05:06 PM
I like it, looks like a good honest ex-SD Heer Al
I reckon you are right about "Fuchs", but it is hard to be 100% sure.
Don't know about the rest of it being a feldpost number or not though.
Thanks! Just googled the first four readable digits in the Feldpostnummer database, either "8210" or "8240" and found this at these feldpostnumbers:
(Mobilmachung-1.1.1940) 1. Kompanie Brücken-Bau-Bataillon 521,
(1.8.1943-23.3.1944) 23.9.1943 1. Kompanie Brücken-Pionier-Bataillon 521.
(Mobilmachung-1.1.1940) 3. Kompanie Pionier-Bataillon 207.
I also got a search when googled randomly (no feldpostnumber though) for a Gerbigs-Korps Battery named fuchs:
(Mobilmachung-1.1.1940) 5. Gebirgs-Träger-Bataillon 54,
(28.4.1940-14.9.1940) Batterie Fuchs Gebirgs-Korps-Kolonne Norwegen
It would make sense since the helmet was found in antique-store near the Norwegian border.
Anyone with some more knowledge about this?
One of my pet hates is to see a liner pulled tight inwards, there's a danger that the cord will eventually knife through the leather, I always release the cord slightly to relax the leather and to reduce the likely hood of any damage, but thats just my personal quirk
Looks like a decent overpaint helmet.