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Partial decal SS helmet ?

Article about: I have this helmet sitting around an M-40 I believe. It has a painted over SS decal partial showing. Not a helmet collector the liner is size 56. The skirt is marked ET64 on the side, and th

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    I have this helmet sitting around an M-40 I believe. It has a painted over SS decal partial showing. Not a helmet collector the liner is size 56. The skirt is marked ET64 on the side, and the rear of the skirt is marked 1061.


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    Hi Humble,
    Sorry to say but this is a made-up cammo job with little age to the finish IMO. The patina is odd and that decal "peeking out" proves it - it looks like a sticker!!

    Has it been 'sitting around' for long and can you get a refund ......... quick.

    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    The liner looks replaced to me

    Could you take more pictures of the decal corner? I don't know if it's good or not but the experts here will and they will ask

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    Hello Dan . I did UV test the threading of the liner it was dead under the black light. I inspected the decal Its rather ratty

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    Here's a closer look at the decal
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    I hope the closer view helped

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    OK, I should qualify my opinion rather than just bagging it ..... sorry.

    At the very least the liner / strap seems too clean and the marks in the photos are odd ( chemical ageing?? ) Maybe it has been out? and for me it does not look as grubby as the outside is worn. That is red flag #1 for me.
    Then there seems ( from my view of the photos at least ) a paint "wash" effect that would have worn away if done 70 years ago - seems to be more noticeable on the green.
    Then the tease of a corner of the decal to me is telling of someone who doesn't want to give away that it is a copy but still 'sex' up the helmet.

    I would truly love to be wrong for your sake but after seeing so many good faux paint jobs I've become cold & cynical of all cammos - ESPECIALLY SS!

    Regards, Dan

    edit - the construction of the decal is wrong I think? More expert than I will give you a better answer.
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Thank you for your time Dan . I've had it a while. Just something I picked up along the way.
    I brought it home after I got it , and noticed the decal. The fellow I bought it from didn't know a decal was under the paint partially out.

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    What is that strange material on the helmet? I have yet to have ever seen a period pic of a helmet in wear with this "pattern"...

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    There is a gun/collectible show in November. I guess I can take it to a dealer for them to look at. They may know?

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