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M42 SD Wehrmacht...fake?

Article about: Hi everybody, I found this helmet in a market near a small town in Nord Italy, I think is repainted and the decal also is fake, but the shell and the liner?...what do you think?

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    Default M42 SD Wehrmacht...fake?

    Hi everybody,
    I found this helmet in a market near a small town in Nord Italy, I think is repainted and the decal also is fake, but the shell and the liner?...what do you think?
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    I can confirm the decal is fake.
    Are there any markings on the liner? I don't have enough knowledge to judge the liner, but I'm sure someone will comment.

    Jakke

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    I'am with Jakke, the liner looks to me fake too
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    thank you guys,
    how can you tell the decal and the liner are fake? What are you looking for? I'm trying to learn as soon as possible...

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    If you don't have original example, try to buy a good collector's guide about the helmets. Personally, I will tell you. Typical fake type of decal, not proper color, artificial age traces, feeling ( is the first and most important goal)
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Thank Dimas...

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    Dear Drago,

    I agree with the fellows on liner and decal, but I haven't seen a faked size 60 helmet before. So the helmet shell seems to be an original.

    Whatever this may imply.

    Yours,

    Olaf

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    My goodness. Are there any orginals out there?

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    Yes, George,

    plenty of them. But a lot of restored ones too, and even comletely new productions. The latter, fortunately, are easy to spot, though.

    Yours,

    Olaf

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