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My First Combat Helmet

Article about: Hello, M42 no decal are my favourite..always glad to see one, any condition....the rust looks like some brown camo...cool helmet. Thanks

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    Attached are some photos of my first German combat helmet (previous to getting this one, I had a M34 RLB). M42 with original paint (and rust!), liner and chin strap. The chin strap isn't on it in these pictures but I have it somewhere. I used the helmet reenacting back in the 70's & I broke the chin strap so I took it off.

    I got it from a friend of my parents who owned a junk/antique shop for $35. He got it from the vet that brought it back. I was 14 years old then and now I'm 51 but I always managed to hang on to this helmet through the years.

    Best Regards,
    Mike
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    nice lid mate & story to go along with it thanks for sharing & at $35 an absolute bargain nice one

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    Mike it would cost more than that for the chin strap now nice helmet mate thanks for showing,
    cheers Ronnie

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    Hi Mike,

    Nice to know you kept it for all those years. Sorry to hear about the chin strap.

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    nice looking lid , rgds Dave

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    Great lid ,you did better than me , i still have my first one , bought 30 years ago for $20 , back then i had no idea on the different verities , turned out to be Norwegian reissue ,cheers Raymond

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    Nice helmet glad you kept it.

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    nice one en don t ever sell it you wil regret it !

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    I just wanted to add that the original owner wrote his name inside the liner. I had the helmet for several years and had never untied the drawstring in the liner. One day a friend said that some soldiers wrote their names inside the liner and I should look. Upon looking, I was pleasantly surprised to see the name "Kessler" written inside the liner.
    I guess the only thing better would have been "SS Rottenfuhrer" in front of "Kessler"!

    Best Regards,
    Mike

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    A nice model 42 no decal helmet.

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