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Article about: Hi Do you think this is a real one?It's said the owner was a tank driver in the 3rd Army.Do you think is that possible to get the original black paint back?Is that a good choice?thanks a lot

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    Do you think this is a real one?It's said the owner was a tank driver in the 3rd Army.Do you think is that possible to get the original black paint back?Is that a good choice?thanks a lot.
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    Looks fine to me. It may have seen use in Austria post WW1: the two holes might have mounted an oakleaf spray which was worn by the Gendarmerie.

    The paint I don't know. I would leave it be.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Yes probably had a badge on it,nice condition.

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    Hi Ade
    I am so glad to see you again.Your presence give us hope
    Ya! Maybe just keep it as it stands is the better choice.

    BTW forgot to mention There is marker like " T ? 66" on it.But it's hard to read

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    It is my pleasure to try and help where I can.

    The makers mark will be "ET" (Eisenhuttenwerk Thale) and the 64 is the shell size.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    It is my pleasure to try and help where I can.

    The makers mark will be "ET" (Eisenhuttenwerk Thale) and the 64 is the shell size.

    Cheers, Ade.
    WOW,How do you figure out this marker? I thought it's size 66!
    Do you mean this weird color got the chance to be the original one?Is there any other opinion?please!

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    Hello there, It seems to be an ET66 and probably the holes are there for the use of a badge, but which one?
    The color doesn't stand a chance imo...

    Adler

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    Hi Kevin, the colour is a post war repaint for sure.

    I have the book on "History of the German Steel Helmet" by Ludwig Baer. A must for any German helmet collector. This lists all the makers. "ET" was the biggest maker and were involved with the original developement work.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Kevin, the colour is a post war repaint for sure.

    I have the book on "History of the German Steel Helmet" by Ludwig Baer. A must for any German helmet collector. This lists all the makers. "ET" was the biggest maker and were involved with the original developement work.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Thanks again,Ade
    I checked the book you recommend but it's about $200 and hard to find.Is there any cheaper one you suggest?thanks.
    Cheers
    Kevin

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    Quote by Adler View Post
    Hello there, It seems to be an ET66 and probably the holes are there for the use of a badge, but which one?
    The color doesn't stand a chance imo...

    Adler
    Hi Adler
    Thanks for your information.

    Kevin

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