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Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-01-2020, 11:53 PM
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Posted By NickG
Totally agree!

Totally agree!
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-01-2020, 07:55 PM
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Posted By NickG
OK understood! Thanks to all who have...

OK understood!
Thanks to all who have participated! Song and dance done!thumbsup
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-01-2020, 06:36 PM
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Posted By NickG
Anyway ignoring the Song and dance, a serious...

Anyway ignoring the Song and dance, a serious question as I pay a membership fee to learn;
As we all know period Army eagle decals (ET etc...) are ALWAYS one piece and KM decals are 2 piece...when...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-01-2020, 05:28 PM
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Posted By NickG
Thanks. Would love to see and compare such repro...

Thanks. Would love to see and compare such repro decals with this one as in my experience they are never this golden in tone...Never...
always more bronze metallic in color....but perhaps I am wrong.
Forum: Firearms Forum 05-01-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By NickG
Thanks! I got $1200 in mine as it had parts...

Thanks! I got $1200 in mine as it had parts missing...but now completed and presentable! I would not sell it for under $3K
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-01-2020, 05:07 PM
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Posted By NickG
Of course it is not a big foot with a fat...

Of course it is not a big foot with a fat swastika... :giveup: and imo Golden KM eagles that are this golden = golden imo! ($$)
(in other words not a toned Heer decal...and the helmet is...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-01-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By NickG
Yeah its a beauty and proof the M35 helmets (both...

Yeah its a beauty and proof the M35 helmets (both examples are) were repurposed for another branch, the point I was trying to make by showing his, making it a proven practice.
I do not believe this...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 05-01-2020, 02:28 PM
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Posted By NickG
I have an update!!!

I have an update!!!
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-01-2020, 02:10 PM
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Posted By NickG
M35 helmets repurposed for the Kriegsmarine are...

M35 helmets repurposed for the Kriegsmarine
are actually extremely rare.
Here is another one with the same decal
and it is a double decal with a party decal poking through. It falls in the same...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-01-2020, 01:37 PM
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Posted By NickG
So what's going on with the white remnant of a...

So what's going on with the white remnant of a Heer decal still poking through?
That is exactly what explains its lineage ..from a text book M35 Heer to KM refurbishment.
How do those forensics ...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-01-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By NickG
Correct ; there is no such thing as a big foot KM...

Correct ; there is no such thing as a big foot KM eagle.
Correct ; the painted surface has has some rough cleaning done to it in its life. (and most likely a post war attempt to beautify it)...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-01-2020, 12:38 PM
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Posted By NickG
A rebuilt M35 Heer Q66 repurposed for KM use.

A rebuilt M35 Heer Q66 repurposed for KM use.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-01-2020, 11:33 AM
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Posted By NickG
The chinstrap is bogus.That is of course clear...

The chinstrap is bogus.That is of course clear and not an issue as it is removable. (keeps the helmet from falling off the mannequin you see!)
Anyway the helmets started life as an Army one as you...
Forum: Firearms Forum 05-01-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By NickG
Thanks I had not heard of this type German rifle...

Thanks I had not heard of this type German rifle before either...(until one was offered to me)
Only the G33/40 mountain carbine which I also own. The G98/40 is scarce!

Out of every 10 MP44's...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-01-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By NickG
OK I did some digging myself... It appears that...

OK I did some digging myself...
It appears that the Verdun castle was the inspiration for the US engineers castle branch insignia, as a French volunteer
"Marquis des Androuins" (a French...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 04-30-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By NickG
I was told for the SS Polizei Division pre summer...

I was told for the SS Polizei Division pre summer 1942 when they were wearing a mix of Polizei and SS gear...
Here is my enlisted/NCO version with same traits...Yes unique as it is black banded (and...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-30-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,536
Posted By NickG
Decals up close again...but I don't need...

Decals up close again...but I don't need convincing tbh!
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-30-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,536
Posted By NickG
Someone's luck, another's mistake...(bad advise,...

Someone's luck, another's mistake...(bad advise, bad gut instinct, paranoia)
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-30-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,536
Posted By NickG
and ask yourself this simple question: if you see...

and ask yourself this simple question: if you see a mint shell with mint decals (a gutted piece of metal) your initial thought will ALWAYS be that is a repaint with modern decals...but it wasn't...it...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-30-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,536
Posted By NickG
Thanks. This explains what went wrong....just...

Thanks. This explains what went wrong....just looked simply too darn good, practically in unissued condition! It was sold for big bucks with it's original named liner and down the chain of custody...
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 04-30-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By NickG
Good denazified set but the replacement eagle...

Good denazified set but the replacement eagle needs fixing. I concur. Great ribbon bar to include Spanish civil war service
and perhaps an Austro Hungarian Naval service ribbon (with Anchor). It is...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-30-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,536
Posted By NickG
For what its worth a helmet this well conserved...

For what its worth a helmet this well conserved (paint and decal wise) either saw combat duty but the finish and decals were saved by the camo cover
(which explains the clip damage)
OR it was...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-30-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,536
Posted By NickG
yeah sold as a repro in value it was cheap...

yeah sold as a repro in value it was cheap price-wise and came out of a garage on the floor. The sum of a tank of gas in money was exchanged.
I already explained that! (with it I scored a nice...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-30-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,536
Posted By NickG
Good grief...I have no horses in this race...It...

Good grief...I have no horses in this race...It is not even my helmet... not my (small) investment, not my win, nor my loss...but I was there when the transaction took place and handled it, measured...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-30-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,536
Posted By NickG
Very intriguing how you can tell the hardness of...

Very intriguing how you can tell the hardness of paint based on pictures...
So when you judge the hardness of paint by just looking at computer pictures and assess its performance, do you use the...
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