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    Officer bars on German helmet

    Ok, the tittle was to get your attention but it’s related.

    I picked up a lovely Q68 M40 SD LW lid lot #5555 with a beautifully toned decal.
    It looks like it saw some combat or some backyard combat post war, but is generally in great shape! What I find odd is that there is a slate grey stripe of paint front and center of the helmet. It’s thinner than your typical US lieutenants bar but of similar height. The paint has a little rust to it it appears so I assume it’s been on there a very long time. I’m just wondering if anyone knows of or has period reference to German helmets having been marked in such a way. No, I don’t believe it to be a representation of rank, but maybe something related to training? Etc.

    Otherwise yes, it’s just a post war add on so save your breath friends. I can’t post a photo as I’m currently not a Association member and the increased cost has me holding off till next pay period.

    Thanks

    #2
    I want my click back.

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      #3
      Originally posted by valhallamilitaria View Post
      i want my click back.
      *1

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        #4
        Originally posted by ValhallaMilitaria View Post
        I want my click back.
        Hahaha, success!

        Honestly, I’ll post some photos up in a week or two of it. Just wondering if there was a reason it could be there before I go trying to remove it.

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          #5
          There could be many reasons for it, remove it now and laugh then cry later when you find out the reason.

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            #6
            Yeah....pure click bait here.

            Seriously though, if you're spending money on German helmets just spend the $30 on association membership to share with the community in a genuine way rather having to bait the membership into reading a fairly useless thread without pics.

            Looking forward to seeing the pics. I wouldn't do anything until you post them for feedback.

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              #7
              Originally posted by bigschuss View Post
              Yeah....pure click bait here.

              Seriously though, if you're spending money on German helmets just spend the $30 on association membership to share with the community in a genuine way rather having to bait the membership into reading a fairly useless thread without pics.

              Looking forward to seeing the pics. I wouldn't do anything until you post them for feedback.
              “The Most perfect shape that has recently been created in Germany has not come from any artist studio. It is the steel helmet.” - 1937

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                #8
                Sorry guys!! I’ve been an association member since 2012 but I stepped away from the hobby for a couple years until recently. Between a new car and the unbeatable helmet deal I used up all my free cash!

                Sometime soon I’ll have em

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                  #9
                  well that was a waste of bloody time...you cant scatch together 30 dollars to post a pic?

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                    #10
                    Maybe GI art

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                      #11
                      Saw the photos on the GHW. Nice looking helmet with a nice patina and a lovely decal. The painted stripe I think is going to remain a mystery. Could be period done for some unknown reason....could be post war. I wouldn't remove it though. With no chinstrap or liner....it's not like you're going to add any value by removing it.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Immelmann View Post
                        well that was a waste of bloody time...you cant scatch together 30 dollars to post a pic?
                        No, I am pouring all of my money into the 2003 Grand Marquis I just bought that decided to stop running 4 hours after purchasing. It's on GHW for the time being and once I have the money to spend will be up here as well

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by bigschuss View Post
                          Saw the photos on the GHW. Nice looking helmet with a nice patina and a lovely decal. The painted stripe I think is going to remain a mystery. Could be period done for some unknown reason....could be post war. I wouldn't remove it though. With no chinstrap or liner....it's not like you're going to add any value by removing it.
                          Thanks, I think your right. It is a good looking shell, and good for display on a mannequin so I don't have to worry about stress on the liner.

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                            #14
                            This is an extremely useless thread.

                            Steve
                            ~ The true test of a democracy is how well it protects the rights of its least popular citizens. ~

                            ~ Never cross swords with an unworthy opponent. ~

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                              #15
                              Now that I’m an A. Member again, time to turn this useless thread into a useful thread, tell me folks, what do you think of this lovely big ol’ luftwaffe lid.

                              P.S just borrowed the photos from my old GHW post because I don’t feel like recharging my old phone.
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