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#1 garrettbragg12

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 04:54 PM

Just wanted to get some opinions on a local M38 tanker helmet. Looks a little different than others I’ve seen.
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#2 Bodes

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 05:33 PM

I don't see a manufacturer's name or size marking stamped inside.....Inside where the ear holes are look different than mine.....Mine are slotted holes.....Perhaps a foreign manufactured or used tanker helmet....Bodes

#3 sgtdorango

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 05:34 PM

Post war european clone, maybe Israeli.......mike



#4 Wake1941

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 05:47 PM

Yup its a euro clone, might even be German. US troops did use some of these in the 50s in Germany.

#5 garrettbragg12

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 05:57 PM

After doing some research, I figured it was a west German made helmet, due to the crossed straps for the ear piece and lack of vent holes.
Thanks for the quick response!

Would it be worth $75 for the set?

#6 sgtdorango

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:12 PM

I would definitely buy it for $75



#7 sundance

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:47 PM

I agree - I'd take it for $75.



#8 Wake1941

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 07:36 PM

I would say these are pretty tough to find but not as valuable. Definitely a solid deal for $75


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