This is what I consider a winter finish would look like 70 years after the fact ( yes, I know they are relics but its the patina I'm referring to)
The opening helmet is what it would have looked like at the time - NOT 7 decades later ........IMO
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
08-08-2013 11:20 AM
Too many flags for me, very few quist m42s were issued, most are found in post war configuration, the paint looks suspect, the inside looks abraded....is that liner dated 1940?
This one was whitewashed not that long ago , a real winter white camo would be going for much more than this.
There are quite a few genuine ones on the forum ( not relics ) to compare this one with !!
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
Thank you very much to all guys!! As always, very usefull answers, i'm gonna let it go, i love winter camo helmets, but this one definetly it's suspicious/repro.