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Article about: I just thought I would share this with you guys. I've had this helmet for a few years now, and always thought it had a post war paint job done on it. so it has been sitting in the unwanted p

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    I just thought I would share this with you guys. I've had this helmet for a few years now, and always thought it had a post war paint job done on it. so it has been sitting in the unwanted pile of stuff.
    So today I thought I would remove the lighter green paint to see if it would have the original darker green.
    As I was removing the top layer, I started to see what is in the images I have posted.
    now I have no idea what this helmets past life was.
    At the front, looks to be a naval insigne, at the side seem to be berlin with the Nazi symbol. I've ran out of stuff to keep going to see what the other side has on it for the moment, the local store dose not have any.
    cheers mark.
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    The rest of this helmet has been done now. as for the helmet I am not shore if this is a m16 Italian helmet with the reverts added later on, or a French m24 used by the Italians.
    The markings, two of them are pretty obvious, Berlin and Rome and a anchor at the front.
    The other side of the helmet.
    looks like to me some sort of unit markings, the 3 red dots, but above that there are more letters,,,,, ca nisciun, or could be ca hisciuh. unshore. as for what this helmet was intended for I do not have any idea.
    just thought it would be interesting to post. thankyou mark
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    Very interesting helmet. Behind the Swastika is the Facist symbol.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    yes this has me thinking that it could have been a early fascist's helmet. and not vet art helmet

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    The key is finding out what the other side says.

    I wouldn't rule out allied vet art just yet.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Very interesting lid!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    It says: c nisciun fess.

    Now for the translation! I have no Italian. Ca = ? Nisciun = nobody, e = is, fess = ?

    Good luck,
    Emile

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    This translation of "c nisciun fess" is from my friend.

    "....Ahahah, its an expression from Naples, but used all over. Its dialect. It means literally, here none is a fool. Its used when people try to scam you or when you think something will make you worse off so you sayhey Im not a fool!..."

    I'm liking this lid! Great find.

    Michael
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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