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German ww2???

Article about: Hi All OK, I know this title is for steel helmets, and this ones plastic!!! but its been bugging me for years. I got given it about 20 years ago when as a kid I decided I wanted a german hel

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    Hi All

    OK, I know this title is for steel helmets, and this ones plastic!!! but its been bugging me for years. I got given it about 20 years ago when as a kid I decided I wanted a german helmet for christmas (my parents always wanted a normal farmers son who would want overalls or wellys or somthing useful) and they produced this, I was dissappointed as it wasnt the coal scuttle type, but it went into the collection but ended up in a shed covered in piegon muck till I retreved it the other day after wondering about what it actually was.

    I guess its been repainted and a few odd decals added (swastika on other side) and I always suspected it was post war, the nearest I can find to it is a luftschutz type helmet, but these are usually steel with air vents in the side.

    Can anyone ID it please?

    Cheers

    Reg
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    maybe some sort of parade helmet or training helmet dont know looks very odd

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    Hi Reg
    What size is it?

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    Aye, it is odd!!! I was wondering after your escapades with the paint stripper if I should have a go at removing the old grey emulsion on it to see if theres any original paint or markings.

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    its big, er...ill have a look...hold on a mo, its up in the loft out of the mrs way...

    ok, theres a faint stamp on the liner saying 63 - 61

    and a black ink stamp saying S.W.B 59 on the rear inside. it pongs a bit too, and not just of bird mess. LOL

    Reg

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    Aye, it is odd!!! I was wondering after your escapades with the paint stripper if I should have a go at removing the old grey emulsion on it to see if theres any original paint or markings.
    not sure that would be a good idea being a plastic helmet it'll hard to remove the paint without damaging the helmet

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    is plastic ? the helmet is for movie ,cinematophy .(props)

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    cinematography ,sorry

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    True, wouldnt want to damage the thing, am quite attached to it really....even if I did leave it in a shed for years....bit guilty bout that one! may just try some diluted spirit on a patch and then wash it off......its just finding the time to get to it.......im working if the mrs asks by the way!

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    could be zero, but the shape would be quite wrong, but that could be why it was repainted.

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