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WW2 German Army Chickenwire M40 Helmet--Real or Fake?

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    Default WW2 German Army Chickenwire M40 Helmet--Real or Fake?

    Hi all.
    I recently found this tan-colored Army M40 helmet with chickenwire on it on a British militaria website.

    Here's the link: http://www.battleflagmilitaria.co.uk...wphoto.php?x=1

    Is it real or fake? First, the online shop doesn't give any indication of its size or maker stamps. Second, something seems rather fishy with the paint... Some help would be appreciated. Thank you!
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    Default Re: WW2 German Army Chickenwire M40 Helmet--Real or Fake?

    "Don't buy it" is my advice. Not only is the wire modern, this dealer appears to have "enhanced" another helmet with the exact same wire!
    I'm seeing more and more of these lately....wrap some wire on it and jack up the price...
    On second thought...doesn't this look like a Norwegian reissue?

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    Artificially aged liner IMO

    I would not trust the decals without closer pictures as well.

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    Well the chicken wire appears to be double twist , and thats an indication of put together , plus there is no real age to the metal , the liner appears to have been aged and it looks like the liner ring was removed and then the paint added , liner replaced, not very well, what remains of the decal have no real age to it, ie no toning from what i can see, but much clearer pics needed and closeups

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    I would steer clear of this.

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    Quote by DougB View Post
    I would steer clear of this.
    Me too.
    I agree with all previous coments - It's bad...........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    All of it is bad ,chicken wire modern helmet shell fake also.

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    Pure and utter crap.

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    Quote by Searinox View Post
    Hi all.
    I recently found this tan-colored Army M40 helmet with chickenwire on it on a British militaria website.

    Here's the link: http://www.battleflagmilitaria.co.uk...wphoto.php?x=1

    Is it real or fake? First, the online shop doesn't give any indication of its size or maker stamps. Second, something seems rather fishy with the paint... Some help would be appreciated. Thank you!
    The chicken wire was put on last week by the looks of it !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Default Re: WW2 German Army Chickenwire M40 Helmet--Real or Fake?

    Battle Flag he's a new one any idea who it is ???
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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