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The books I used to prop up the helmets are "Adoph Hitler" and "Deutschland Erwacht" (Germany Resurgement/Awakened).  Both are pre-war cigarette/tobacco picture books, one being dated 1933 and the other 1935.  They're essentially big NSDAP propoganda love fests.  Great pictures.  

The M16 is just a prop piece for now.  I've thought about using it for a Finnish impression sometime in the future.
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 They're essentially big NSDAP propaganda love fests.  Great pictures.  

That is funny...and true. I had a feeling they were the old propaganda picture books. Ran into one with my Dad two years ago, the thing weighed a ton and full of awesome color pictures of everything German, castles, locals in regional garb, Golden Pheasants all dolled up, etc... It was 270.00 dollars! Needless to say I passed on it. I remember back in the early 90's and one could find these pre-war color books everywhere and for dirt cheap, now it is getting harder to find them.

Back onto helmets...
There is a book by Brian C. Bell published by Osprey called "Wehrmacht Combat Helmets 1933-45". It is a small, simple book, but very informative. It is easily found at most book stores or online and is a great reference for all of those who own a Stahlhelm.
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Wehrmac....1767253


Another great reference book is "Stahlhelm", Evolution of the German Helmet, by Floyd Tubbs, 1971.
http://www.amazon.com/Stahlhe....3386779

Maybe this can help Oberst, a cut-away view of the interior of the M31 liner...


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PostIcon Posted on: Jan. 22 2010,08:57 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Another wealth of information post.  Thanks Paul.  I think we'll need to come up with some sort of ribbon for you, Neo, and Udo.  Maybe call it the history buff ribbon. :D   One for EJ too I guess.  His can have an oak leaf cluster for vehicle knowledge. :D

Side note.  Reenactor fest is in Illinois on 02/05 thru 02/07.  I plan on going because Grigsby is setting up a booth and I want some stuff.  New service cap, drings, etc.  Anybody need anything?  Pm me.  Maybe I can pick it up and you can pay me in Pickerel or send me some funds.  Mike, wanna go with?


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Well....I sent the original M40 to Ken on Saturday. Along with a check for $170. I look forward to seeing the results!

I ordered a can of the helmet paint from 1944 Militaria for the cheeeepo reeeepro I have. Also on Saturday I was at Lowes and noticed a line of "textured" spray paints that Rustoleum sells. I bought a can of the black to undercoat the repro that I am going to spray with the 1944 Militaria paint. The textured paint gives you a nice even textured surface, maybe too even :p


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Holy Stahlhelm Batman that Ken is quick!!

Last Saturday, I dropped my helmet off at the Post Office, to send to Ken at Germanhelmetsinc.com for a full resto and it came back today!! Wow is he quick!!

He must have sent it out before he even got it from me!  :p


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Well.... how does it look?

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He is very very fast.  I've always wondered how he does it myself.
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Are you sure it is your exact helmet? Perhaps he has some predone and just sends them out in an exchange manner?

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Actually...I haven't seen it yet...the Post Office left a note in my mailbox Friday, saying that they tried to deliver it, I won't get to pick it up till Monday afternoon.

As far as whether it is mine or not, we will see, I remember what the codes were in mine, an ET66, but can't remember what the serial number was.


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Well....I am very pleased with the helmet, I picked it up at the Post Office today and yes it is my helmet. I recognized the codes and the serial number inside the rim. The paint smells so fresh, that it has to have been just painted.

As I requested, he returned the old original liner that was in it and it was interesting to see a manufactures stamp on the outside of the helmet liner band. It was stamped 1937.

Also I compared the texture of the aluminum oxide on the helmet Ken did for me with the texture of the "textured" spray paint I bought at Lowes and it is very similar. As soon as I get the can of spray paint I ordered from 1944 Militaria I'll shoot it on and post comparison photos for everyone to see.


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