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greek m34 - 39 helmet

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    i found this greek helmet today and thought i would not let it get away, just dont see these,s helmet down my way.
    i read a thread on this site about greek helmets.
    and was intrested to read that these helmet were used post war.
    so i would like to ask if any one would be able to tell me if the paint on this helmet i have is a post war referb.
    the tone of paint is nearly the same as a italian m33. i know the italians made these helmets and did use these helmets also. thanks mark. i can see that this helmet has been repainted at some stage. cheers mark

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    Certainly a repaint, as you can see the painted over scratches and chipping. Just when and by who for what is another question, but post-war, I would imagine, in any case. A very nice helmet at any rate!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    thanks wagriff thats what im intrested in i dont know if any other nations used these helmets. or just someone that had this helmet repainted it.

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    Nice helmet, the liner attachment to the shell & liner is very similar to Bulgarian helmets.

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    yea they do rene. italy only sent the shells. and the greeks put there own liners in the helmets. and painted the helmets i think.
    i do see them for sale on line from time to time, but came across this one today and thought i will get it.
    the price was good.
    just the paint job has put me of a bit. cheers mark.

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    Just out of curiosity and I know nothing, but surely the Greeks wouldn't have had Italian made helmets?

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    Quote by geelong View Post
    yea they do rene. italy only sent the shells. and the greeks put there own liners in the helmets. and painted the helmets i think.
    i do see them for sale on line from time to time, but came across this one today and thought i will get it.
    the price was good.
    just the paint job has put me of a bit. cheers mark.
    What's under a liner attachment? you can unbolt it to see? maybe? If I had it I would as it is a repaint
    Last edited by reneblacky; 10-11-2013 at 07:32 AM. Reason: added text

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    the paints that thick i will crack the paint if i do that. dont think i would be able to get a flat head screw driver into the bolt on the out side.

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    Quote by geelong View Post
    the paints that thick i will crack the paint if i do that. dont think i would be able to get a flat head screw driver into the bolt on the out side.
    Fair enough Mate

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    Renť,
    To answer your question, the generally accepted story is that the Greeks did purchase the shell from Italy, it was a prototype of the Italian M33 and the liner was then fitted in Greece.

    I have also read somewhere that the helmets were shipped complete and the stamp on the liner is the acceptance stamp of the Greek Army.

    I believe it was also used by the Italianís, Iíve not seen one with an alternative liner fitted but I have seen one without the acceptance stamp.
    Steve.

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