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M40 Single Decal Luftwaffe - Q64 - Lot # DN231

Article about: I have had this one forever, at least 20 years. I bought it from a crusty old timer in the area who had an immense, eclectic and amazing militaria collection, the late George Knopf. First, t

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    I have had this one forever, at least 20 years. I bought it from a crusty old timer in the area who had an immense, eclectic and amazing militaria collection, the late George Knopf. First, the liabilities. George fitted it with a repro chinstrap, which displays well, so I left it on. Next, the liner, which has what I believe to be blood rot, and which suggests that it did not end well for the original owner. George treated that as well. I can live with the liabilities because the helmet also has better than 95% paint, and a very crisp, 95%+ second pattern Luftwaffe Adler, which I have always liked even more because of the slight application imperfection - on the birds right (front) wing there is a lacquer bubble under the feathers, something I haven't seen in any other helmet. I posted 3 shots of the bird, it really is a fine example. Over all a keeper. Hope you like it. Jim G.
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    Gret helme Jim. Can't get much better than that eagle and paint.

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    Nice helmet indeed, great decal!

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    I like it mint outershell and decal. timothy

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    indeed a nice helmet.

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    That's a beauty mate, as crisp as they come! 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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    The liner damage comes from water.

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    Nice exterior and decal, if it were me I would replace the strap with a nice period one. Shame about the liner but what can you do...

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    Wonderful decal example Jim !!

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    excellent helmet, perfect exterior, nice one

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