This is not a messed with M65?
If this is real this is one of the cooler new things I just learned about- I heard there "possibly" a m45 but this is the first I've ever seen- pretty cool!
I'll post a photo of the real one taken during the war, along with my replica (with rolled under edges), which I made because the description of the Thale prototype helmet mentions the bottom edge has a flange, "an artefact of the stamping process" which saved several steps needed to make the B/II helmets edge. I took that to mean the edge must have been rolled. So, first, a wartime photo of an unimpeachable example, and then my junk I made.
Such a odd design, I'd guess it was as mentioned a helmet that just had a few stamping steps taken out- amazing that the East Germans adopted a similar style!
It be great to see a wartime photo of it.
Thanks so much for the info.
What is the story behind the photos???
Is it yours?
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
No it is not mine
I find these photos on the web
Is this original?
Rust bucket shell with like new liner??? Looks like new rust as well.
What did the website say this was?
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
Looks like the first variant of the NVA's M56, before they implemented the "paratrooper" chinstrap, though it is also possible it is from 1945.