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Article about: Hello people. what do you think about this helmet? Green paint is pre-war But under the paint looks like a sand paint ( someone try to take off the green colour)

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    Hello people.
    what do you think about this helmet? Green paint is pre-war But under the paint looks like a sand paint ( someone try to take off the green colour)
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    Looks like it had a net at one time. The remnants of the liner also seem to me to show some blood rot damage. I suspect he didn't survive the War. Jim G.

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    interesting helmet,,,,too bad someone tried to scrubb it,,,

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    correct me if im mistaken, but doesnt m42 + anything pre-war = fake helmet?

    how does a pre-war paint job end up on a helmet that wasnt made before 1942 lol

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    that green looks like "railing green" to me, not pre-war. Someone tried to remove the repaint job and found some colour under, but from the pics it's hard to tell which colour it is.
    Regards

    Matt

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    Hello,
    IMO Lelechera has made a mistake. He thought postwar but wrote prewar...
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    Yes, thats correct postwar. Sorry.

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    What does blood-rot mean? never heard of something like that, nice helmet though

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    rot=red
    Regards

    Matt

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    In combat helmets, where blood has soaked into the leather the leather darkens appreciably and becomes brittle. In my opinion, it usually means the poor guy was a KIA. In this piece it looks as if several of the tips of the fingers are missing and the edges of the broken leather look very dark, and are probably as hard as a rock. I suspect that this is the result of the liner having been soaked in blood. Jim G.

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