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A royal camo
Old 10-08-2017, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default A royal camo

M40 SD Luft EF64 5153.

This helmet has an H7 mark engraved in front of the helmet. H7 is the royal monogram of the Norwegian king during ww2, King Haakon the 7th.

I got this helmet recently from an estate sale in Oslo, Norway. Never before in a collection.
Unfortunately I don't have any more background info. The family is somewhat reluctant to disclose info of the guy who had it. However, the monogram suggest it was picked up by a Norwegian resistance guy or simply just someone who was happy the king was finally back in Norway in may 1945.

I have high belief in this camo helmet. It was first painted brown, then green on top of that later. I think the wear is good. It's full of dust and spiderwebs. The splitpins are nice and tight. Even the chinstrap is very tight in the buckle. The chinstrap has been shortened.
You can see the eagle peeking through on the left side. No trace of the national shield.

However I still consider myself a helmet newbie. I would very much like to get opinions on it. What do you think?

Any idea of what the number 1667 means? It's too short for a feldpostnumber isn't?

Sorry for the "dark" indoor pictures. Bad weather these days. Only the last three pics are taken outdoors.

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Old 10-08-2017, 04:47 PM   #2
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Wow nice camo! We normally dont see these imperial styles on third reich helmets, but they are out there!

Nice example and thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:17 PM   #3
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A nice camo! You did well.
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:35 AM   #4
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Really nice! very convincing Camo. A real gem!
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:57 AM   #5
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In 1 nanosecond you can see the beauty of this cool original camo.

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Old 10-09-2017, 09:25 AM   #6
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Very nice LW camo.


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Old 10-09-2017, 11:45 AM   #7
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An absolute one looker
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:58 AM   #8
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Unusual and beautiful camo!
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:54 PM   #9
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:50 AM   #10
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Thanks for the feedback guys! It's always a bit nervewrecking posting a camo up for review, but then again also very comforting when given the by experienced helmet collectors like you guys.

Any ideas on the numbers painted in the back of the helmet?
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:01 AM   #11
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Thanks for the feedback guys! It's always a bit nervewrecking posting a camo up for review, but then again also very comforting when given the by experienced helmet collectors like you guys.

Any ideas on the numbers painted in the back of the helmet?
These numbers were often placed on gas mask cans too. So it was easier for the soldier to spot his own equipment in a bunch of others.

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I forgot: stunning helmet

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Old 10-10-2017, 03:12 AM   #13
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Ok. Thank you for clearing this up. Does this mean that each soldier had his own personal id-number? Would a number like this be found in his Soldbuch or Wehrpass?


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