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Stirnpanzer - real?

Article about: Hi, I'm looking to buy this, any thoughts if its real or not? seller thinks its fake but isnt sure. Thanks.

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    Hi,

    I'm looking to buy this, any thoughts if its real or not? seller thinks its fake but isnt sure.

    Thanks.
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    Actually, it looks pretty good to me. I am not familiar with the maker's stamp, but it is a good sign that one is there. Here is a somewhat unscientific test to try. Holding it up by the strap, strike the plate with a rubber hammer - it should ring like a church bell. If it is real, having the remnants of the strap is a real plus. Jim G.

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    Looking more closely, I have my doubts as to originality. Look at the holes where the strap is attached. On the originals I have seen (I have owned 2 and still have one of them) the holes are fairly rectangular. On this one the short cuts on thise holes are very rounded, something I have not seen on other originals. Also, it looks as if one of those holes (the one without the strap) was repaired. I think the seller is right, and he is a stand up guy to tell you his suspicions. Jim G.
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    Here are pictures of one I traded to Doug Buhler a few years ago (the first 4 pictures) and the one that I still have (the last 2 shots). You can see the marked difference in the shape of the holes for the straps. (The straps on the first helmet shown are reproductions.) Jim G.
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    Here are some shots of the second brow plate. Jim G.
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    Thanks alot for your early assessment on this piece. I noticed real ones have a marking on the left inner side R - ???
    Anyway i'll pass this one and the search goes on.. thanks again.

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    Nice job Jim. A most rare item for sure. I have seen just one in hand.
    "When 10 men tell you you're drunk, you better lie down."

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    The three overlapping "olympic rings", are the makers mark for Krupp.
    The logo is currently used by the ThyssenKrupp company.

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    But did Krupp made these? i cant find other stirnpanzers with this logo.

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    I found another Krupp, but it has another logo
    Crimson Mist Military Antiques

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