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M18 with a difference....
Old 07-31-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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Default M18 with a difference....

Hi,

Wondering if anyone can shed any more light on this helmet.
I recall seeing a very similar example in another collection many years ago

I cant find any reference material on them, other than my opinion, it was an experimental example. Codes on plate gauge / quality of metal. ?

Appears to be BF 64 ? hard to tell, previous owner made a repair to the chinstrap ... not me...

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Old 08-01-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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THAT is a rare piece but I'm unsure on the period only seen one other, a camo.

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Old 08-02-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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Strange bird!
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:45 AM   #4
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Could it be a period repair to the helmet, is there any indication of damage inside the helmet ??
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Could it be a period repair to the helmet, is there any indication of damage inside the helmet ??
Gotta wonder? Not enough of them seen for standard issue post war and a repair should be void of stampings that suggest they were issued in more numbers then a few.
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I believe John Sheehan has a helmet like this, but camoed indeed!!
these are described in one of L Baer's books, but can't remember the exact purpose of it anymore.

IF original, very interesting and rare helmet.
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I believe John Sheehan has a helmet like this, but camoed indeed!!
these are described in one of L Baer's books, but can't remember the exact purpose of it anymore.

IF original, very interesting and rare helmet.
A similar helmet is pictured on page 104 in the first volume of Ludwig Baer's Von Stahlhelm zum Gefechtshelm, published in 1994. There's not much in the way of explanation but he indicates that since reunification a number of M 18 helmets with armor plates have appeared, the purpose of which is unknown.

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Old 08-18-2013, 06:02 PM   #8
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Gotta wonder? Not enough of them seen for standard issue post war and a repair should be void of stampings that suggest they were issued in more numbers then a few.
Defiantly not a repair.

I briefly had a chance to handle one, identical as i recall.

I know of several others but don't know the owners.

I seen a couple of pics over the years with no further information.

So if any one can put me in contact with any owners, would be most helpful.

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I've been conversing with John over these helmets seeing there was so little interest here. As Mark just commented it is not repair, the problem being the time frame maybe even the country.

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I'm sure it was not a repair, but I lean more to the idea that it was ment to be as a substitution for the heavy stirn? if it is pre 1918 done of course!!!
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