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salty czech vz 53 pickup

Article about: my latest find ,a vz 53 ,nice patina and unusual light colouration to shell leather chinstrap is old and hard ,no liner but has band ,inside is just as rough with only the crossed swords sta

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    my latest find ,a vz 53 ,nice patina and unusual light colouration to shell leather chinstrap is old and hard ,no liner but has band ,inside is just as rough with only the crossed swords stamp visible unsure of date of manufacture ,i like it Click image for larger version. 

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    Hi James.

    This looks very interesting indeed, is the paint "chalky" in texture?

    Pity it's missing the liner, but it's still a very fine piece.

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    hi opex yes it is kind of chalky ,you describe it better than i could as i just couldnt put my finger on the right texture

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    I have a Russian Ssh60 with a similiar look with the faded paint with rust and it came out of Afghanistan, still has the liner

    this looks like it could have been picked up on the battlefield from the middle east, they still wore them like that without the liner over their wool beanie cap or head wrap

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    Another nice Warsaw pact 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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    cheers gunny ,and many thanks for the information battle gear ,your input is always most welcome ,i never even thought it might be from middle east ,allthough i was wondering why the different from the norm colouration and your explanation for lack of liner really helps me understand the reasons why its missing ,thanks pal

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    A cool looking Czech lid Col.
    I like the worn paint finish on this one.
    Nice addition to your line up mate

    Brad.

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    many thanks brad im glad you popped in to have a look

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    here's a salty Russian Ssh60
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    Another fine lid James and I must concur with others on the "Chalky" look, me and the kid have a Ssh68 that no doubt is an Afgahn worn lid with very much the same look....sun beaten no doubt. Nice to see a czech 53 that does not look like it was just taken off the shelf....

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