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New Austrian just arrived, loads of history.

Article about: Here we have a nice helmet that recently made it's way into my collection. The thing that amazes me with this helmet is the following: It is an Austrian M17 helmet from the, most likely used

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    Default New Austrian just arrived, loads of history.

    Here we have a nice helmet that recently made it's way into my collection.

    The thing that amazes me with this helmet is the following:
    It is an Austrian M17 helmet from the, most likely used by the Austrians during WWI.
    Then it was repainted and it was made into a Double decal helmet with an M31 liner. Used by the Nazis.
    Then after the war it made itself into the hands of the Danes, who repainted it to the color it is today, was given a new decal.
    Then it came into possession of a Canadian collector, then I buy it, and it is now in my Norwegian hands:

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    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Default Re: New Austrian just arrived, loads of history.

    Great lid, Vegar.
    Great to know its history.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Default Re: New Austrian just arrived, loads of history.

    very nice helm mate with some brilliant history

    tom

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    Default Re: New Austrian just arrived, loads of history.

    Take care with Danish helmet. Lots of them was never issued, but bought by the state post war and used by our firemen and civil protection ( Civilforsvaret). BTW I'm Danish.

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    Default Re: New Austrian just arrived, loads of history.

    Yes, the grey overpaint is a Danish reisue with LFR stencils, but I newer seen the M 16 in Danish re-issue
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Default Re: New Austrian just arrived, loads of history.

    Its a nice helmet that has certainly done the rounds but its in safe hands now

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    Marktplaats.nl > Legerhelm uit de tweede wereld oorlog - Verzamelen - Militaria | Tweede Wereldoorlog

    This link is a similair helmet that i would like some info of. What is the helmet worth and what is the LFR on it? Thanks!

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    Quote by Bas Jonkers View Post
    Marktplaats.nl > Legerhelm uit de tweede wereld oorlog - Verzamelen - Militaria | Tweede Wereldoorlog

    This link is a similair helmet that i would like some info of. What is the helmet worth and what is the LFR on it? Thanks!
    Hey Bas Jonkers.

    The helmet was reissued after the war by Danish forces, if I am not mistaken: LFR stands for Lokal Forsvars Regiment (Local Defence Regiment) and V is the 5th Regiment.

    If I am not off my trail: LFR are sort of like the Home Guard, local volunteers who receive military training and are called in if there is an invasion.

    I took some better pictures of the helmet some time ago and I am pretty sure it is a Kriegsmarine decal hidden underneath. I also discovered a name, but it is very hard to read.

    One question though: I have found no maker markings etc, the only stamp I have found is on top, is this how it is supposed to be or are there markings somewhere else where I haven't looked?:

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    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Are these markings from the danish army? Saw a m40 today with the same markings. didnt know what to make of them... thanks!

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