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    Well first of all, I spent 10 years in the Canadian Army..and we learned and taught there were no stupid questions...only stupid answers...however I have a question that any Gerrman Helmet may think foolish

    2 months ago..before I found this forum.. I was offered 3 German lids..from the son of a Veteran...one was a 42 Pattern SS Helmet..I didn't buy it at $250 Canadian as I was told by a well known Canadian dealer that the 42's never had a single deckel...is that true??? Not that it matters.all 3 are gone now.

    Dean

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    Not a stupid question at all in my opinion, and probably a good one because other people might be too afraid to ask I honestly don't know, but I remember reading somewhere that double decals on a certain type of helmet wasnt impossible. I just cant remember if it was an M42 or not

    Thanks

    Danny

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    Hello Dean,
    That's not a stupid question and i hope my answer won't be stupid either.
    M42s helmets do have single decal, on the left side of the shell for the Heer, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine and on the right side for the Waffen-SS. During the 1943 summertime, decal was discontinued for all branches of the Wehrmacht, and a bit later for the WSS (autumn 43). Until the end of the war, M42s were issued without decal....(this explanation does not include Polizei helmets).
    This well known canadian dealer has to buy a good book about wartime german helmets i'm afraid...
    Thanks
    PREUSSENS GLORIA

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    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    M42's still had decals up to a certain point.
    So yes M42 SS decalled helmets exist.

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    Thank you for your words..perhaps he already has one..and just want
    's to be a bit more in coin!!!

    Thank you again

    Dean

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    a single decal ss m42 for 250 dollars?!?!?!?!?

    man, if its authentic you passed on one heck of a deal. look up the amounts of money these are selling for.

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    a single decal ss m42 for 250 dollars?!?!?!?!?

    man, if its authentic you passed on one heck of a deal. look up the amounts of money these are selling for.
    Yes, Dean

    Go on the net and punch in 'Original SS Helmet' and see some of the prices
    they are asking today !
    Even a complete M42 helmet without a decal ! !

    Of course, it could also have been a repro at $250.

    Just because it came from a vet doesn't necessisarily mean
    it was a genuine bring-back.





    Regards, Steve.

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