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Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 06:51 AM
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Posted By WalterB
Really bad camo, certainly doesn't pass the 5...

Really bad camo, certainly doesn't pass the 5 second rule. As mentioned, study pictures of original camos in this Forum. Eventually, you will start developing an eye.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-26-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,315
Posted By WalterB
Hi Willi, well, I tried looking under there but...

Hi Willi, well, I tried looking under there but the reflection and shadow/darkness was too much to be able to see anything worthwhile unfortunately!
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 02-26-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By WalterB
Wonderful grouping, thank you for sharing with...

Wonderful grouping, thank you for sharing with us!! thumbsup[love]
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-26-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,315
Posted By WalterB
Ask and you shall receive!

Ask and you shall receive!
Forum: Living History Forum 02-26-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By WalterB
The Kommisars working extra time as part of the...

The Kommisars working extra time as part of the thought police.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 02-26-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 328,761
Posted By WalterB
Great cutoffs [love][love]!! I must admit, I was...

Great cutoffs [love][love]!! I must admit, I was eyeing those two M43 cutoffs myself and I was very tempted, but I kept reigning myself back in. They are outside my collecting area, but they are...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-26-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,315
Posted By WalterB
Yes, I was very encouraged by the large...

Yes, I was very encouraged by the large attendance of young collectors. Really, really nice to see. You could tell many were excited and curious. Very refreshing. I think this new attendance...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 02-23-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By WalterB
SOS SS Cutoff Bring-back

The SOS this year was, as usual, quite fun meeting friends and acquaintances and going through and admiring their respective finds. In terms of authentic SS cutoffs, however, it was, as usual, quite...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-17-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By WalterB
Agreed!

Agreed!
Forum: Living History Forum 02-17-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By WalterB
Interesting article Peter! Well done.

Interesting article Peter! Well done.
Forum: Collections Display Forum 02-17-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By WalterB
Thank you for sharing. Very touching.

Thank you for sharing. Very touching.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-17-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,467
Posted By WalterB
Wonderful additional information, very well done!...

Wonderful additional information, very well done! Makes the helmet much more attractive to know some of its history.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-14-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,450
Posted By WalterB
Thanks for the information. Super, super picture...

Thanks for the information. Super, super picture thumbsupthumbsup
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-14-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,450
Posted By WalterB
Wow, amazing picture and personalization! Out of...

Wow, amazing picture and personalization! Out of curiosity, is the writing in the picture (on the turret of the tank) the name of his tank? What does that writing say? Thanks for sharing a very...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-13-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 701
Posted By WalterB
Very interesting! Definitely worth exploring as...

Very interesting! Definitely worth exploring as well. I will post mine over the weekend. In the meantime, some I have saved from prior postings.

Prym 4H, Prim 4H! Stocko and Filigree.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-12-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,901
Posted By WalterB
Yes, based on those pictures (i.e., not very...

Yes, based on those pictures (i.e., not very clear or defined), it would be easy to overlook the details of the decal, especially since the shell, liner and chinstraps look authentic and in terrific...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-12-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,901
Posted By WalterB
I would be wary of any decal in any ckl. Best...

I would be wary of any decal in any ckl. Best case scenario, it would have been field applied and such application would be very, very rare imho.

With respect to CKL, since I believe they are an...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-12-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,901
Posted By WalterB
I have three late war FJs with the following...

I have three late war FJs with the following specifications:

1. CKL 4242, no decal, 2 vented aluminum bolts, 2 slotted aluminum bolts. Friction clip chintsrap (missing the snap) with an RB...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-12-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 701
Posted By WalterB
I checked last night and found an interesting...

I checked last night and found an interesting breakdown in my collection among the FJ helmets with friction clip chinstraps and which still retain the snap:

Prym 4H -- 60% [Note: maybe one of them...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-11-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 701
Posted By WalterB
Yes, good idea Willi, please feel free to do so. ...

Yes, good idea Willi, please feel free to do so. Thanks.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-11-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 701
Posted By WalterB
Thanks guys! I, too, have only seen Prym, Flower...

Thanks guys! I, too, have only seen Prym, Flower / Filgree and Stocko snaps. I was also hoping that this poll/thread could gather data from a large group of authentic helmets to see the breakdown /...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-11-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 701
Posted By WalterB
I realize now that the poll may only allow a...

I realize now that the poll may only allow a forum member to vote one (i.e., not allow a member to vote multiple times in case the member owns more than one FJ helmet) --- that is unfortunate. Can a...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-11-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 701
Posted By WalterB
Authentic FJ Chinstrap Snaps

Maybe this has been done before....I am not sure. In any event, perhaps this thread can be constructive and educational by taking a poll based on the particular chinstrap snap manufacturer that...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-11-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By WalterB
Well, those books are plain wrong. If you looked...

Well, those books are plain wrong. If you looked at originals that didnt have Prym 4H snaps, that doesn't make Prym 4H snaps fake. That is ridiculous. If anything, you havent seen enough originals...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-11-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By WalterB
Where did you get information that Prym 4H snap...

Where did you get information that Prym 4H snap is post-war made?
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