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Fake for sure SS helmet
Old 06-18-2017, 07:20 AM   #1
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Default Fake for sure SS helmet

Hey guys...The reason I am posting this helmet here on this thread is there is no thread in the Fakes Gallery for headgear so here goes.

Here is an SS double decal helmet made to look like the M42 version. I have no idea from which country the shell is from as I have never seen a helmet like this. I am looking for the country of origin to this type/style of helmet shell.

Shell is very heavy...heavier than the original M42 German helmets. , the vent hole area is the main point of for this thread. I have never seen a "ramp" leading into the outside vent holes.

Liner is most likely German from the 1960's or 1970's.

Came from an old collection riddled with some fakes along with many original Nazi pre45 items and a crap load of books.

I am planning on listing this in the Bizarre section but I need to know the information above to come up with a fair price.
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Terrible reproduction
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:45 AM   #6
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Terrible reproduction
Pretty much sums it up.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:20 AM   #7
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There are a few of these floating around but this is the first one I've seen with fake paint and decals. One theory is that it was a factory mold or jig of some sort, for aligning the rivet holes and vent holes. Nobody seems to know for sure, but I don't really think they were made as a poor attempt at a repro helmet. They had some purpose probably. There was even a thread or two in the past on these so a search might turn up something although I'm not sure what term to use for it in a search.

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There are a few of these floating around but this is the first one I've seen with fake paint and decals. One theory is that it was a factory mold or jig of some sort, for aligning the rivet holes and vent holes. Nobody seems to know for sure, but I don't really think they were made as a poor attempt at a repro helmet. They had some purpose probably. There was even a thread or two in the past on these so a search might turn up something although I'm not sure what term to use for it in a search.

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Terry I found one thread on this subject Helmet. http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...nge+vent+holes
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:08 PM   #9
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Agreed, not a helmet at all. Normally made of a heavy unpainted aluminum cast mold. some one has dolled it p and it looks really funny.

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Old 06-19-2017, 01:06 AM   #10
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That is just horrible!!
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Now that is one wild piece of kit
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It's a Spock decal!!!!!
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:12 PM   #13
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Thanks to Lenny W (Robin Trower) for finding the post on these helmets. Many theories and senaios but maybe nothing more than that.

At any rate, this came to me in a large group of German militaria, some original pieces and some fake. Just not sure what to do with it at this point.
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