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New Arrival from Aachen

Article about: I'm new to this hobby and wonder if anybody can tell me anything about this helmet, is it WW1 or WW2? Only stamping I could find looks like ET64. Has a metal band on the inside but it's dama

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    One quick question, My hands turn brown with rust every time I handle this helmet which got me thinking about cleaning it. Of course I don't want to cause it to rust even more so... can I clean it? If so with what and should I apply some type of oil or other coating lightly over it to slow the rusting after I have cleaned it?

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    Quote by sscrooge View Post
    looks a nice relic to mebut i think its an m35 model rgds Dave
    Don't think so Dave, air vent looks to be stamped to me? Could be wrong

    And DON'T coat it with oil, you'll just ruin it. Keep it in a dry place, take off the surface rust with a dry cloth, and leave it well alone. It is what it is, don't try and turn it into something it isn't

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    Hi John, looking at pic two i can see the rear of the airvent bushing it looks m35 to me and square chinstrap bales but hey my eyes arent what they used to be rgds Dave

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    Quote by sscrooge View Post
    Hi John, looking at pic two i can see the rear of the airvent bushing it looks m35 to me and square chinstrap bales but hey my eyes arent what they used to be rgds Dave
    It would help if I clicked on the picture to enlarge it (which I didn't) and yes, I hate to admit it, but your eyes are better than mine M35 it is

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    Can one of you explain your argument to me? What's the difference between the air vent of a 35 vs. a 40?

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    The M35 has a separate bushing which is inserted into the helmet to form the air vent.

    The M40 air vent is formed as part of the stamping to the shell. In other words, the whole helmet is made in one peice.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    The difference on the chin strap D rings is that on the M35 its square on the M40 onwards it' rounded
    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

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    Well said Ade.

    And there's no argument Dave and I know each other, so it's banter

    And he usually wins

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    The difference on the chin strap D rings is that on the M35 its square on the M40 onwards it' rounded
    Well Paul.................That snow camo I got from you is an M40, with square lugs

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    Quote by John Brandon View Post
    Well Paul.................That snow camo I got from you is an M40, with square lugs
    That's according to the text books John as all of us who have served in the forces know kit got mixed up and what was availiable got used , thats why i never set any hard and fast rules about liners , liner bands etc
    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

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