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M42 dd review

Article about: Hi i have a german m42 helmet with a tricolor on one side the eagle on the onther side is scrapped of ,i am not worried if the m42 is Original he is the paint stamps and innerwork are ok the

  1. #31


    Quote by brabander View Post
    The chinstrap is stamped with R Larsen Berlin 1939
    The chinstrap also looks like a repro with a commonly faked stamp 'R Larsen Berlin 1939'

    It may smell strongly of leather?


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  3. #32


    It looks ok no smells normal but if it is a repro no problem i have enough other chinstraps to make it complete again.I like the rest of the helmet its in a good condition i think i use a breadbag strap to cover the decal.

  4. #33


    Bread bag strap sounds like a good idea. You don't have to mess with it and also you don't have to see the shield. Let us see the results.thanks

  5. #34


    i will do that i don,t like to mess with old things you never know the results this helmet deserves a nice display.

  6. #35


    Here's my Chinese repro Larson 39 for an example
    Last edited by reneblacky; 08-05-2013 at 09:54 AM. Reason: added pic

  7. #36


    Here is mine different maner of stamping looks like mine is deeper into the leather i think its ok.

    M42 dd  review

  8. #37


    Your chin strap was made about a month ago !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

  9. #38


    If so no problem i remove it and i put another Original in place no problem to do.

  10. #39


    I agree with the chinstrap being bad, a common fake stamp, too nice condition AND a '39 dated strap on an M42? It doesn't add up.

  11. #40


    I don,t know on the outside the condition is not so good used and a littlebit dry.
    The date of a strap don,t say to much because they used everything on different helmets.
    But if its repro no problem i remove the strap and put a nice one on it.

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