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M42 helmet genuine?

Article about: Hi got this as a buy it now on ebay is it wartime i think it is late war and looks ok what your opinions please as im exactly no expert on German helmets thanks.

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    Default M42 helmet genuine?

    Hi got this as a buy it now on ebay is it wartime i think it is late war and looks ok what your opinions please as im exactly no expert on German helmets thanks.
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    liner marked 1943

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    Just trying to work out what the two small holes are near where the decal was

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    Hmm.

    The chinstrap is a Czech one I think. Does the leather split into 2 bands for the chin? Beyond that I can't really help. The number stamped in ink is odd, I'm thinking post war use of some kind. The 2 holes at the side for insignia are ringing bells but I can't remember seeing that on a 42. Curious lid.

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    Quote by AMTG View Post
    Just trying to work out what the two small holes are near where the decal was
    Might have had the Austrian Gendarmerie insignia in place, post war.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    The two holes are in the correct location for a flaming bomb device used by the Austrian rural police during a post war reissue. I am not sure of the chin strap, many of the post war Austrian police reissues I have seen have webbed straps. Jim G.
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    the liner doesnt appear to be ww2 german from what i can see of it in them pics, rgds Dave

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    Curious indeed.

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    more pics guys
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    Ade & Jim got it. The flaming bomb insignia was what I was thinking of.

    What did you pay for it if you don't mind me asking?

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