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    Semi Relic M-42 Helmet.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:00 am

    Hi Guys.

    Heres another lid from my collection,I thought I would post.

    This M-42 shell,is missing the leather liner and chinstraps ,but the liner band is in still in place ( all be it a ton of rust ,and one solitary rivet.But it does have a lot of the original paint finish intact. This shell was found in Normandy,or so I was informed by the seller, but as ever I bought the lid,not the story.
    Either way,it makes a nice display piece.I'm not really into Nazi kit in a big way , but I can always make an exception for a Lid Wink Semi Relic M-42 Helmet. Dsc00210
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:04 am

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    Inside shot showing the remenants of the liner band,and the extent of the rust Wink
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:10 am

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    And finally,this shot is modelled by "Nigel",to show how the evening sun,delicatly dances with shells contours......Oh,ok I just trying to be artistic lol!
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:49 am

    Anyone? Wink
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    Post by Alaskan Scout on Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:09 pm

    How'd I miss this..Anyhow..nice..Thnx for sharing..is that the remains of camo paint of simply discoloration?
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    Post by 2ndAIF on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:19 pm

    The look on poor old Nigels face is as if he was at Normandy and has just seen the invasion fleet coming Shocked Laughing
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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:43 am

    Alaskan Scout wrote:How'd I miss this..Anyhow..nice..Thnx for sharing..is that the remains of camo paint of simply discoloration?



    Thanks,I think there maybe a trace of camo ( possibly ) this lid was dug up out of a trench,during road improvements in Normandy a few years back,surprisingly there is a lot of paint still attached,i think the finish now is mainly discolouration Wink
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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:46 am

    2ndAIF wrote:The look on poor old Nigels face is as if he was at Normandy and has just seen the invasion fleet coming Shocked Laughing



    Laughing Yeah,poor old Nige, he has that look all the time ( I don't he's ever got over, being on display in a shop window,he's sociaphobic now !!!)

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    Post by Alaskan Scout on Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:17 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    Alaskan Scout wrote:How'd I miss this..Anyhow..nice..Thnx for sharing..is that the remains of camo paint of simply discoloration?



    Thanks,I think there maybe a trace of camo ( possibly ) this lid was dug up out of a trench,during road improvements in Normandy a few years back,surprisingly there is a lot of paint still attached,i think the finish now is mainly discolouration Wink

    Awesome find..Ive seen pictures from the 80s and 90s where helmets were found upside down with burlap and camo covers still attached...
    i use to have a good collection of German helmets but like a dumbass I sold them years ago..
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:04 pm

    Alaskan Scout wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:
    Alaskan Scout wrote:How'd I miss this..Anyhow..nice..Thnx for sharing..is that the remains of camo paint of simply discoloration?



    Thanks,I think there maybe a trace of camo ( possibly ) this lid was dug up out of a trench,during road improvements in Normandy a few years back,surprisingly there is a lot of paint still attached,i think the finish now is mainly discolouration Wink

    Awesome find..Ive seen pictures from the 80s and 90s where helmets were found upside down with burlap and camo covers still attached...
    i use to have a good collection of German helmets but like a dumbass I sold them years ago..


    Thanks mate, it's a pity this one is so corroded inside,but it would have been even cooler ,with Burlap and a camo cover!!

    I've only got a couple of these M42's ,but I'm gonna hang onto 'em, could put my kid through college one day Laughing ,well maybe not ,but I hope they they gain value one day...cheers Gary.

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