Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

SD M42 Luft with Nice Eagle

Article about: by Lidman A very attractive LW lid Michael. Man, that decal really stands out, and is in superb condition. Congrats on grabbing such a sweet helmet. Brad. Thanks Brad, When I put it next to

  1. #1
    MAP
    MAP is offline
    ?

    Default SD M42 Luft with Nice Eagle

    Today was an expensive day for me. Picked up a number of items..(Visor, 3 helmets, Japanese Sun Helmet, Japanese Navy Pilot jacket, some tinnies/stickpins and a few Italian medals....)

    This is my first M42. Posted a few low rez pics of this helmet earlier and now it is in hand so here are some better pictures.

    Really digging the eagle on this M42. Overall in great shape however some put some scotch tape (looks like there was a label on the helmet) on the top years ago so there is some remaining residue on the top and inside shell.

    Liner looks hardly used. The leather is nice an thick, and while stiff from age is not cracking.

    Make is ET
    Size is 62. quite small
    Batch is 2063

    Anyone know a safe way to remove the glue from the tape?

    Any and all comments on the helmet are welcome.

    Regards,

    Michael

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMAG2201.jpg 
Views:	54 
Size:	252.9 KB 
ID:	700182Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMAG2215.jpg 
Views:	72 
Size:	187.9 KB 
ID:	700192Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMAG2214.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	211.2 KB 
ID:	700191Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMAG2205.jpg 
Views:	48 
Size:	242.1 KB 
ID:	700184Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMAG2204.jpg 
Views:	96 
Size:	267.0 KB 
ID:	700183Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMAG2206.jpg 
Views:	52 
Size:	210.6 KB 
ID:	700185Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMAG2209.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	236.5 KB 
ID:	700187Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMAG2212.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	251.1 KB 
ID:	700190Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMAG2211.jpg 
Views:	44 
Size:	216.0 KB 
ID:	700189Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMAG2210.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	216.8 KB 
ID:	700188Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMAG2208.jpg 
Views:	60 
Size:	172.0 KB 
ID:	700186
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Age
    2010
    P
    Many
     

  3. #2

    Default

    That eagle is a stunner for sure, very nice!

  4. #3

    Default

    The remaining glue on the top could be from a mail home label. Helmets with labels still on them can sometimes be found on the top of the dome. Personally I would just leave it alone. Removing residue may leave undesirable discoloration, etc, this affecting value and collectibility. It's a great helmet as is, maybe even unissued. Besides, it's not hurtig it by being on there so why mess with it?

  5. #4
    MAP
    MAP is offline
    ?

    Default

    Quote by helmetone View Post
    The remaining glue on the top could be from a mail home label. Helmets with labels still on them can sometimes be found on the top of the dome. Personally I would just leave it alone. Removing residue may leave undesirable discoloration, etc, this affecting value and collectibility. It's a great helmet as is, maybe even unissued. Besides, it's not hurtig it by being on there so why mess with it?
    Todd,

    Thanks for the feedback. Was thinking the exact same thing (i.e. mail home label) as the tape residue is in the shape of a square "around" the top of the helmet and not directly on top. Guess that add's to the story!

    It could be unissued. Also, from what little I know, been told that Luft helmets often sat in the barracks. Either way, I really dig my first M42.

    Michael
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

  6. #5
    MAP
    MAP is offline
    ?

    Default

    Quote by Sir Payne View Post
    That eagle is a stunner for sure, very nice!
    Thanks Sir Payne!
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

  7. #6

    Default

    Hi Michael , a great Luftwaffe M42, I to would leave the "glue" well alone as it is not detracting from the helmet and as you guys say, if it is a mail home labels residue it is a part of it's history. Good buy, Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

  8. #7

    Default

    What they all said. .

    Nice one!

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

  9. #8

    Default

    nice one.

  10. #9

    Default

    Very nice Luft!

  11. #10
    ?

    Default

    A very attractive LW lid Michael.
    Man, that decal really stands out, and is in superb condition.
    Congrats on grabbing such a sweet helmet.

    Brad.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Picked Up A Couple of Nice Buckles Today! Haarmann Luft and H&N Heer

    In German Belt Buckles, Brocades and Straps from 1900 to 1945
    08-01-2013, 02:06 AM
  2. Question LOOK...Two Nice Luft eagles for comment!

    In Heer, Luftwaffe, & Kriegsmarine Uniforms of the Third Reich
    07-19-2013, 04:17 AM
  3. Nice German Eagle and a WW2 Townhall Eagle just a little modified

    In Art - Decor - Exotica of the Third Reich
    11-02-2010, 08:42 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •