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Old 09-21-2019, 07:42 AM   #16
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Perhaps a bad picture but the right hand rune looks to be lower than the left hand rune.

Again perhaps the pic but the left hand rune is an attempted ET rune and the right hand rune is an attempted pocher or EF.

Damage to the decal is always unknown, but does not appear to be combat damage.
I agree with the graphics that they are not what we like to see. That and what I can’t help but see can only be caused by heat treatment to the decal. It is enough evedence for me to call it. A outright no for me. Johnno.
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:44 PM   #17
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Agreed... Helmet has been messed with big time
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:59 AM   #18
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That is really an interesting Thread, the Opinions change like the Wind. Could be good, Decal maybe good if Helmet is an ET.....Runes can be wrong but who knows, i agree Helmet is messed with...yeah right. And all that, based on some crap Pictures without to know what Market the Helmet is? Thats why i wrote i would not give an Opinion if i am not 100% sure, and here noone is.

Ben, look to get that Thing and only then you can be sure if yes or no. Only usefull Option left here.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:26 AM   #19
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That is really an interesting Thread, the Opinions change like the Wind. Could be good, Decal maybe good if Helmet is an ET.....Runes can be wrong but who knows, i agree Helmet is messed with...yeah right. And all that, based on some crap Pictures without to know what Market the Helmet is? Thats why i wrote i would not give an Opinion if i am not 100% sure, and here noone is.

Ben, look to get that Thing and only then you can be sure if yes or no. Only usefull Option left here.
I called it my learned friend and for me it was bad. If you can’t make a evaluation, not my problem. Johnno.
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:26 AM   #20
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Remember we are talking about an SS helmet. Not an inexpensive helmet. SS helmets must be SPOT ON. This helmet has many red flags.
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:18 AM   #21
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I've now had this helmet in my hands for a couple of days and took my own photos. The previous ones did not capture how it looks in reality.
It's stamped ET66 on one side and there is a faint 5 on the other side.
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:21 AM   #22
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More.
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:42 AM   #23
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Definitely better photos.
It does fail the 1 second rule for me now with these better photos. From afar I think yes but from up close
I find the bubbled crater damage rather strange. It's more something you see with a heated plastic decal.
If it was for sale I'd give it a pass , if you own it I think the next step is getting microscope close-ups to see how the pulver looks and the black print lines.
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:52 AM   #24
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I am leaning towards positive.
The overall conditions of the shell, the decal, the liner and the chinstrap seem consistent to me.
A poorely stored helmet forgotten in a cellar for decades
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I find the bubbled crater damage rather strange. It's more something you see with a heated plastic decal.
I guess you've never owned an old rusty car then?
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:41 AM   #26
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I guess you've never owned an old rusty car then?
Nope but I own and have seen many rusted helmets. I did not realise you wished us to compare this helmet with a car. Good luck with your helmet.
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Steel is steel no matter if it's a helmet, a car or a BBQ.
So what is so strange about corrosion creating craters and pimples?
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:53 AM   #28
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Can't see anything wrong with the Helmet. Nice original one what was stored not very good. Bubble Crater, what ever that means, is to me just normal, that happens when its not stored as it should be after 80 Years. Congrats Ben, you did good
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:36 AM   #29
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Still not convinced...:
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