German Style Helmet

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  1. Catch22

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    First off, don't know if this is the right place, and if it isn't, apologies!

    Today my father purchased this helmet:

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    I'm pleased with it, looks cool to me, and it's nice to have something at least mostly German on the shelf. However, I'm not sure it's German. Reasons being are the:

    1) The "clip thing" (yes that's my technical term) on the front:

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    2) The liner and corresponding rivets:

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    Everything I've seen about German helmets, (which admittedly isn't a lot, most of the technical stuff being tonight) doesn't have these things and the liner's different. Paint looks original the way it's rusted. Maybe somebody here knows more? I've seen clip type things on Spanish ones before, however the only one I've seen in the flesh looked different.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Airframes

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    I think it's probably the Spanish version Cory, although they were made from the same, or similar press I believe. The 'clip thing' was for a visor, and the two 'holes' in the side are where it hinged.
     
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    Adler will know....
     
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    Still....interesting!:D
     
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    Oh, I agree with that....:D
     
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    Thanks Terry! My dad only had to pay what it cost to get it here, so he didn't have to pay retail, which apparently is around $800 because it has the liner and such. So it's not like he's been told it's definitely German and paid tons of money for it and in actuality it's false. I don't really care myself, if it's not German, because it sure looks like one!
     
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    I think both of you are right:

    RJ Militaria - Spanish M.42 "Modello Z" steel helmet

    That helmet is an M.42 Spanish helmet. The clip in the photos your posted Harry, is obviously differently shaped, and I think yours is earlier. This one has an identical clip.
     
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    That is pretty cool even if it is Spanish, not German. Got a couple of WW2 era British helmets, gas masks and Major's uniform from my Great Grandfather.
     
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    It is a Spanish one. I own one as well.

    In the US they are marketing them as real German ones though. Make sure you do not pay very much for them. A real one will go for several hundred dollars. I know, I own a few of them.
     
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    He hasn't bought it yet, but is $250 too much?
     
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    $250???

    I payed $35 mine. Granted that was about 10 years ago, but still.

    A real authentic German one in not so great condition will cost you about $250...
     
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    Yikes, guess we won't be buying it then! Thank you sir, you just saved us from a bad deal.
     
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    Glad I could help. I sent you some links where you can find real authentic ones.

    Be prepared to fork out some good money though if you want a good condition authentic one. They run between $400 and $5000 with rare and SS examples running as high as $10,000.
     
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    Man... anything marked SS is big bucks.
     
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