Some one had an a lot of artistic license........................... It is not a real SS decal...... or paint,.......... but the shell is!
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
We had wall paper back in the 70's with similar pattern.
Its the super rare "mold spore" cammo pattern!!!
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
I see you stopped with your helmet website , that at least is a move I can applaud for.
To other members I apologize for being so direct with this member but I read his topics from day 1 and they still read like it is day 1.
Hi, no chance mate, fake decal type on the wrong helmet maker and a dodgy camo added as well. Another ruined M42 ND helmet. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
A terrible helmet....I wouldn't take it even for the shell...
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Liner and the bare metal shell is the only original component in this one I'm afraid, maybe the rivets too...Bad paint, cheap repro decal, repro strap.
I am afraid that your father was a moron that had to many cans of spray paint laying around.