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Repainted shell - An original?

Article about: I have been offered this helmet for \\$120. No liner and no visible markings - although the 2nd pic looks like there might be a decal under the paint ? Found in Germany 40 years ago in a bunke

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    Default Repainted shell - An original?

    I have been offered this helmet for $120. No liner and no visible markings - although the 2nd pic looks like there might be a decal under the paint ? Found in Germany 40 years ago in a bunker. His brother decided to paint it to cover the rust. I would guess it is a little high priced, but look forward to your views.

    Al



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    It's an M42 model that does look original.

    The photos will not enlarge for me, and it is hard to make out any detail
    at all regarding a decal, but also, decals were not to be used after 1943.

    There are black painted helmets coming out of Central Europe these
    days that were used by post-war fire departments, etc.
    This could be one of those types too.............
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Repainted shell - An original?

    120$ is nuts. 7 x 120$ gets you an untouched original wartime helmet.

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    Default Re: Repainted shell - An original?

    Thanks Schwerpunkt, that was what I thought about the price too.

    Al

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    It appears to be an original Model 42. I would apply the $120 to something better and pass on this one. If it was around $50 it might make a good re-enactor helmet with new liner. NH

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