Nice to get that wanted helmet in! COngrats!
Nice shell, what's the lot number and maker?
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags
Decent M42 shell. I like it............................!
Awalys good to get what you want.
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?
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?
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................!
Just out of interest, by re-paint do you mean a post war repaint, or a factory/depot repaint?