M35 Helmet,fake or something else?

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M35 Helmet,fake or something else?

Post by Heisenberg » 18 Aug 2019 18:15

Hello! Im new user, collecting different WW2 staff couple of years, but i am such an amateur with helmets. Just beginning learning about helmets,because i dont have none helmet. And now i need your help with my professional friends. Here is white helmet,maybe M35 ,and im thinking about bying it. Can someone help me,and tell is this one full fake,partly fake,or something else? The antique dealer says the helmet is real,but the inside leather isnt. I dont know what i must look and search about that helmet,failures and how i know what part is authentic. And sorry new threat,if there is one already. (i didnt find,if there was). Here is also photos of it and i can post more if necessary. Waiting for tips,thanks :) :)
-Niko
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Re: M35 Helmet,fake or something else?

Post by John G. » 18 Aug 2019 19:07

Helmet is fake, which means everything else is also fake.... Search helmet forums, study the three type of combat helmets (M35, M40, & M42), especially the side vents.... and you'll see how bad this one is..... As is the fake paint and decals.

Avoid this dealer.... He's a crook.
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Re: M35 Helmet,fake or something else?

Post by Heisenberg » 18 Aug 2019 19:49

Thank you John. Now i see these side vents,they are so small! Is this whole helmet fake? Nothing original? So this is how we learn all these stuff,beginner never know what is fake :( :D I will avoid this dealer. He also offer me a swastika flag, i take few photos of something stamps and texture. But now im thinking is the flag also fake. What is your opinion? Here are couple photos. And thank you again John.
Edit: Flag pics removed because of copyright by the seller :(

-Niko
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Re: M35 Helmet,fake or something else?

Post by Heisenberg » 18 Aug 2019 19:52

Edit: Flag pics removed because of copyright by the seller :(
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Re: M35 Helmet,fake or something else?

Post by John G. » 18 Aug 2019 20:09

Flag is also a fake..... (100%)..... Too many stamps is one obvious giveaway. Helmet also 100% fake.
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Re: M35 Helmet,fake or something else?

Post by Heisenberg » 18 Aug 2019 20:42

Okay! One big CHEATER that seller! Have no words of that man...so angry that he tried to cheat me!! Thanks again John :)

-Niko

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Re: M35 Helmet,fake or something else?

Post by Heisenberg » 18 Aug 2019 20:53

And one more thing that i remember,but i didnt get photo of it. Inside the helmet,that metal liner was stamped B&C Litzmannstadt 1943. Is that some polish fake helmet..Maybe, maybe not. Fake is fake.

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Re: M35 Helmet,fake or something else?

Post by John G. » 18 Aug 2019 21:52

Just fake marks.....

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