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Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Today, 07:27 AM
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Posted By Grubhy
Hello Mr. Walter, thank you for effort and...

Hello Mr. Walter,
thank you for effort and time placed into serious chat about my helmet and patina/cleaning issues when comes to face with camo lids. Especially time spend with making comparsion...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
So Gent's, it is good, bad or just ugly??? Few...

So Gent's, it is good, bad or just ugly???
Few hours ago it was " typical Eastern Europe fake", now is "good but cleaned".

Like I said on the very beginning:- real camo. I've cleaned it from dirt...
Forum: Collections Display Forum Yesterday, 04:06 PM
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Views: 66,006
Posted By Grubhy
Hello Lou, hope you are fine my friend. Yes,...

Hello Lou,
hope you are fine my friend. Yes, it is very nice but filling it did not take much longer than time between these two posts:)
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Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum Yesterday, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Grubhy
There was an update yesterday:D 4546821

There was an update yesterday:D
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Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
Thank you for pointing out these bullets. That is...

Thank you for pointing out these bullets. That is what I call "WAF forum" ! You got your point of view, I got mine. But we both got something to say.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum Yesterday, 03:00 PM
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Views: 162
Posted By Grubhy
M43 tunic in M44 wool: - never note an eagle like that!

Hello All,
Undoubtly real and genuine applied eagle ...
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... but comparing the eagle to two others I've noted that there is disparity between amount of prongs:

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Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
Ok, apart from everythnig:- just to understand...

Ok, apart from everythnig:- just to understand your logic.

Which from these has more patina?

From left to right:- my "as found", my washed by water

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... or maybe helmet which all...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum Yesterday, 01:41 PM
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Views: 121
Posted By Grubhy
Thank you Lenny. Very honest and helpful as...

Thank you Lenny. Very honest and helpful as always. As for the cash:- wish to afford it too.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
Obviously only Gents from the gang might own good...

Obviously only Gents from the gang might own good items. I've been away from this forum for few months and I must admit that I not visit the helmets part very often, but level of conversation here...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
:confused:

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Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum Yesterday, 12:32 PM
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Views: 121
Posted By Grubhy
M43 tunic:- opinions please

Hello Team,

Would be pleased with your feedback about authenticity of the eagle applied on this tunic:- Subdued national emblem is straight stitch machine sewn across the top (through the lining)...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
Helmet has not been destroyed as you want to say,...

Helmet has not been destroyed as you want to say, just washed by clean water. As I said:- if you cant get disparities between "dirt" and "patina" it is you not me.

Do you have any constant...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
Hello Chris, my theory:- it used to be half...

Hello Chris,
my theory:- it used to be half basket maybe? Im sure that you are familiar with this one. Peeling pop up under wire:

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... Because steel net ("chicken wire". etc) damadge...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
There is no way to remove patina by clean water....

There is no way to remove patina by clean water. You never washed any gas mask container, can or anything made from steel and period painted? Apparently you did not :bye:

"Shame" ? IMO quite...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
Hello, Im here and in the hobby for a while....

Hello,
Im here and in the hobby for a while. Please show me more of these Eastern European fakes. Maybe I learn something...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
Hello, it has been found in wood shed, as most...

Hello,
it has been found in wood shed, as most of you can imagine very acid environment (as the wood is).
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
I admit that I found truly hard to take proper...

I admit that I found truly hard to take proper pics of it. Pics taken in daylight are "burried" with flat colours while in my small photo tent are too dark and whole surface looks shiny:

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Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
Some more shots of details: 4546457 ...

Some more shots of details:

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...and some pics from it recovery. Helmet has been only washed with water, never oiled etc.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
Still "post war creation"?:cool: 4546442 ...

Still "post war creation"?:cool:
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Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,102
Posted By Grubhy
M42 "Normandy" camo hkp 64 #4250

My Normady camo helmet. Never been in any collection before. Recovered last summer. Does it possible to establish how it was factory finished after batch number?

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Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 01-19-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Grubhy
Most of them came from Belarus, together with K98...

Most of them came from Belarus, together with K98 poches (balck and tan), PPK holsters, Femaru holsters, pre war Czechoslovakian e-tools covers's. All were mint or barerly used.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-19-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 440
Posted By Grubhy
That's the question. But in the heading of the...

That's the question. But in the heading of the thread Alex placed "98". Didn't note it earlier.

Great tunic!
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-19-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 440
Posted By Grubhy
Very nice tunic with all insignia genuine...

Very nice tunic with all insignia genuine appliedthumbsup
Question regarding the size: -does it "69" ..? It makes it XS size. Never seen smaller.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 11-25-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Grubhy
Looks like you own genuine M37 low boots but some...

Looks like you own genuine M37 low boots but some time ago eyelets has been glued to them. Use some black shoe paste to cover it and you will reach nice pair of expensive footwear:)
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 11-25-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Grubhy
Thumbs up Legit frog constructed from reed green schade of...

Legit frog constructed from reed green schade of webbing would dated it around 1941 and not later than 1942. DAK item. Congrats
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