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Article about: G'day guys, Just thought I'd share my latest purchase with you all, it's a no decal M42 shell with a very thick textured finish! I've been after a shell like this one for a while now so I'll

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    G'day guys,

    Just thought I'd share my latest purchase with you all, it's a no decal M42 shell with a very thick textured finish!

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    I've been after a shell like this one for a while now so I'll be glad to have one in my collection!

    Cheers guys!

    Joshua

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    Nice to get that wanted helmet in! COngrats!

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    Nice shell, what's the lot number and maker?

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    Decent M42 shell. I like it............................!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Awalys good to get what you want.
    SteveR

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    Cheers guys, just waiting on the mail now! Shouldn't be too long!

    And OBKrieger, the paint on this helmet is quite thick (possible a re-issue) so the lot number/maker cannot be identified unfortunately..

    Would anyone recommend using a very fine sand paper to bring back the paint SLIGHTLY in the small areas where it would be stamped?

    -Joshua

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    Quote by Joshua View Post
    Cheers guys, just waiting on the mail now! Shouldn't be too long!

    And OBKrieger, the paint on this helmet is quite thick (possible a re-issue) so the lot number/maker cannot be identified unfortunately..

    Would anyone recommend using a very fine sand paper to bring back the paint SLIGHTLY in the small areas where it would be stamped?

    -Joshua
    I would not recommend sanding to any helmet !

    It is best to leave it as is. Any maker/lot#/size markings are not
    important enough to kill some of the finish, IMO.

    Unless you plan on stripping the paint off entirely, I'd leave it !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I think you're right on that one mate,

    I do not plan on stripping the paint off entirely so I don't think I'll ever know the maker or lot number.

    Out of interest, have you seen other helmets with a similar thick finish? Was this somewhat common?

    Joshua

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    The only two M42's I have are a dark grey/black, which I think is original
    on at least one of them. It is possible that yours is a repaint,
    but it may actually be the original colour.

    You'll know for sure and can post more detailed photos
    when you receive it................!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Just out of interest, by re-paint do you mean a post war repaint, or a factory/depot repaint?

    Kind Regards,

    Joshua

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