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Nice DD Luft Camo
Old 10-24-2019, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Nice DD Luft Camo

I picked this up from estate auction back in 2003. It belonged to the nephew of the vet, he was a well known author in the firearms world, R. L. Wilson, he wrote numerous books on colt pistols. I meet him several time in the 80’s and 90’s, family friend. I saw the helmet numerous times at his house in Lyme, CT on display in his house, in part of his library. He had some “legal and financial” issues in the early millennial. Went to an auction out that way and there was his helmet and numerous items from his office. Wish I got the whole story about the helmet, but he has since passed away. Just thought I’d show it off.
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:21 PM   #2
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I picked this up from estate auction back in 2003. It belonged to the nephew of the vet, he was a well known author in the firearms world, R. L. Wilson, he wrote numerous books on colt pistols. I meet him several time in the 80’s and 90’s, family friend. I saw the helmet numerous times at his house in Lyme, CT on display in his house, in part of his library. He had some “legal and financial” issues in the early millennial. Went to an auction out that way and there was his helmet and numerous items from his office. Wish I got the whole story about the helmet, but he has since passed away. Just thought I’d show it off.
Great helmet. A one-looker. Just a treat to see, thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-24-2019, 11:39 PM   #3
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Yup thats a killer tortoise shell camo x wier it looks like ....!!!
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Very nice
Old 10-25-2019, 05:02 AM   #4
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A very desirable helmet for sure
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:06 AM   #5
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Super nice helmet!!
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:34 AM   #6
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What a great helmet.
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Old 10-25-2019, 06:23 AM   #7
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Often reproduced pattern but this one is a one looker original.
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:25 AM   #8
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If only the chickenwire had not been removed. What a tremendous looking helmet it would be. All the boxes.. DD.. tortoise style camo with wire and a great liner..... It's a beauty!!
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:40 PM   #9
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A brilliant original camo!
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:18 PM   #10
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Really nice NS 66 camo
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:25 PM   #11
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A true Jump up and down a shout for joy pot!
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:54 PM   #12
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My favorite pattern, congrats 16 years late.

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Old 10-26-2019, 07:23 PM   #13
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Old 10-27-2019, 05:55 AM   #14
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Stunner.
was one from Randy ?
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:03 AM   #15
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Beautiful!
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