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So, who had the worst first helmet?

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    Here is my first, all $450 of it. lol what was I thinking...

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    Then I bought this one, fake Luftschutz decal...

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    It took a few months, but then I finally bought a good one...

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    been going strong ever since... but my wallet might disagree

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  3. #22

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    My first lid.

    A relic M35 double decal complete with Estonian rust.
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    It cleaned up alright in the end so not really a stinker as such IMO.
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  4. #23

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    My first helmet was not bad i was just disapointed. back in the late 70s a workmate said he had a real German helmet and he wanted 10 for it, i was feeling pretty let down when he delivered a pretty rusty but solid M1917 (i was expecting an M35,40,42). I gave the thing a quick coat of satin black and hand painted a white swastika on the front not realising i'd destroyed any value.
    The helmet stayed with me for about 25 years and was looking very tatty, but it made a good ornament. At a party i had one of my friends brought her new boyfriend along who was studying god knows what at god knows where university, he spotted the helmet and began spouting off about "it's got to be Freikorps", he offered me 250 and i snatched his hand off!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    So your saying there's a dodgy "Friekorps" helmet out there somewhere that some poor bugger may have bought from him thinking it's real???

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    My mis matched monster.


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    I still to this day have no idea re the origins of the liner.
    But it's a good repainted shell
    Cheers
    Dave

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    So your saying there's a dodgy "Friekorps" helmet out there somewhere that some poor bugger may have bought from him thinking it's real???
    I hope nobody fell for it, from what i remember it was sprayed with satin black motorbike engine paint and the swastika was Humbrol matt white!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    I hope nobody fell for it, from what i remember it was sprayed with satin black motorbike engine paint and the swastika was Humbrol matt white!...
    Well that young guy definately fell for it and paid for it!!!!!!

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    That's around 400 bucks in Aussie money.....not the best thing to be bragging about!

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    That's around 400 bucks in Aussie money.....not the best thing to be bragging about!
    Agreed!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Well that young guy definately fell for it and paid for it!!!!!!
    Yep, my only excuse is that i was very drunk and very short of money!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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