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Can anyone confirm this is an Italian M33?

Article about: This is one of the first helmets I bought at militaria show. The helmet was marked Russian , and I paid \\$20-25 for it. I actually never questioned its nationality until yesterday when I thou

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    This is one of the first helmets I bought at militaria show. The helmet was marked "Russian", and I paid $20-25 for it. I actually never questioned its nationality until yesterday when I thought I would confirm its origins. Much to surprise, it does not match the Russian helmets. I think it is an Italian M33. If so, is it WWII?
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    Last edited by Usagi Yojimbo; 04-23-2011 at 09:27 PM.

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    Default Re: Can anyone confirm this is an Italian M33?

    That is a m33 italian helmet, you are right on that, not a russian!!

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    I agree with Thomas. It's an Italian M33.

    Cheers,

    Pat

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    Thank you, Gentlemen

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    Have a look at the thread starting in february last about WW2 M33's

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    Quote by emileverbunt View Post
    Have a look at the thread starting in february last about WW2 M33's

    Cheers,
    Emile
    I guess I missed that thread, but it now looks like I have a WWII
    model.

    Thanks!

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    that was a good price for a WWII Italian M33 , it has a nice well used battlefield relic look with the worn paint

    it will look nice on a shelf

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    Yep, italian m33, great purchase for 25$, those have a similar look to the portuguese m40.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Quote by NunoGTI View Post
    Yep, italian m33, great purchase for 25$, those have a similar look to the portuguese m40.
    Cheers.
    Nuno
    I bought my first two helme ts, a 60s model American M1 and what I thought was a Russian helmet. I only bought the "Russian" helmet because I wanted a Cold War counterpart to what was obviously a newer M1. I paid $15 for the M1 in almost perfect shape and $25 for the Russian thinking I was getting ripped off for a helmet in such crappy shape.

    Ah, children and fools, I guess

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