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Italian M33 Is It WW2?

Article about: Hi All, This was purchased from Unique Imports Inc in the '70s by my grandfather. It was sold as Italian type WW2 Helmet . Is this a WW2 collectable helmet? Is it original? Is it in good sha

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    Your helmet is a Bulgarian M51.

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    Ok .... tnks !!

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    Whilst I am no expert regarding the Italian M33, I really like the appearance of this example, and of course the salient and knowledgeable ( magicdutchman is a great source) comments add more interest to this thread, thanks for showing it here!

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    Is just ... so similar to Italian M33 😕

    Tnks for info!

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    Yes it is, the Bulgarian M51 is a very close copy of the Italian M33. Many people are fooled by this, especially when they are in like yours, worn and dirty. You have the original shell of the model 51 with the later chinstrap of model 51/72. We see many Bulgarian 51 and 51/72 here in the US that come from War reserve stocks.

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