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#1 20-09-2015 06:32:03

Rebbaron55
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German Army M42 Single Decal Steel Helmet

Here is the last of my German helmets for now, a Model 1942 with no chin strap. Excellent shell and liner markings. smile Enjoy! Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20field%20Gear/Steel%20Helmets/DSC09752_zpswphv5l23_1.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20field%20Gear/Steel%20Helmets/DSC09754_zpsob25jifc.jpg,

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20field%20Gear/Steel%20Helmets/DSC09753_zpsy9q1ggjv.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20field%20Gear/Steel%20Helmets/DSC09755_zpstt2cejr0.jpg,

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20field%20Gear/Steel%20Helmets/DSC09756_zps1zuiahg7.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20field%20Gear/Steel%20Helmets/DSC09758_zpsqzkautiv.jpg

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#2 20-09-2015 22:40:35

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Re: German Army M42 Single Decal Steel Helmet

Nice helmet. Rich A. in Pa.


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#3 21-09-2015 15:59:39

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Re: German Army M42 Single Decal Steel Helmet

great color ! nice helmet my friend wink

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#4 23-09-2015 14:45:15

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Re: German Army M42 Single Decal Steel Helmet

Ermm i am not a fan of the paint here. The color looks much lighter than what i am used in seeing. Furthermore the paint on this one was applied by a brush which also is not a good sign since it's not a camo helmet.

Barron can you post a close up of the decal please?

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#5 23-09-2015 19:41:05

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Re: German Army M42 Single Decal Steel Helmet

Hi Barron

Unfortunately I have to agree with Chris on his opinion. The eagle also looks like a bad one from that picture.

Barry

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#6 23-09-2015 21:35:24

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Re: German Army M42 Single Decal Steel Helmet

Here is a close up of the decal for you don! hmm  Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20field%20Gear/Steel%20Helmets/DSC09752_zpsts6mebxc.jpg

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#7 24-09-2015 11:26:35

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Re: German Army M42 Single Decal Steel Helmet

IMO is not a good one. Here are 2 more for comparison.

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_dsc09752_zpsts6mebxc.jpg


http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_pa231366.jpg


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#8 24-09-2015 14:39:20

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Re: German Army M42 Single Decal Steel Helmet

Hi don, I think jury is still out on this one, as there were several manufacturers of the decals and there is always some variation between them hmm Note: example "Infantry Assault Badges" which have seen many wide variations. roll  IMO, your bottom one is the one I would suspect smile   The suspicious feature I have been wondering about is the manufacturer CKL?. Must be for M42s only?     Barron cool

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#9 24-09-2015 15:04:18

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Re: German Army M42 Single Decal Steel Helmet

Yes of course variations existed depending on the maker. Not only on decals and IABs but in all awards and items in general.

This is a decal found on and M42 with the same maker CKL. The differences are so evident that you can't miss them.

And here is the link where the helmet had been shown. You can check all the aspects and especially the paint and application method (spray not brush).

http://www.walhalla.se/topic/48932-m42- … l=heer+ckl


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#10 24-09-2015 20:26:58

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Re: German Army M42 Single Decal Steel Helmet

Very interesting! I did hear that each helmet maker would normally only use one suppliers decals somewhere, so this may be a postwar reapplication of a good decal from another maker? hmm I personally bought a decal 30 years ago with translucent sleeve from a friend that was known to do some things like that! I also bought this helmet from him as well as the Field police helmet that had the original decals exposed after repaint by probably the Norwegians! I will have to find that decal somehow and compare! Thank you for the research and I will show the decal when I locate it! smile    Barron

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#11 25-09-2015 10:57:24

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Re: German Army M42 Single Decal Steel Helmet

Hi Barron

Unfortunately I have to agree with Chris on his opinion. The eagle also looks like a bad one from that picture.

Barry

+ 1 - This is a very known fake decal

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#12 25-09-2015 11:06:43

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Re: German Army M42 Single Decal Steel Helmet

The shell and liner is original smile

The paint and decal is fake sad

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