Hallo Guys, I'm a German and US M1 helmets collector; is my first post on this Forum.
I will like post you my last relic; the helmet was found in Pomerania (Poland) with other two helmets /see the first and second picture).
I cleaned the helmet only on decal side with ossalic acid and decal SS appears again.
There are waffen SS cover remains on the helmet and liner is still there; I found inside liner two little piece of carboard, probabilly put inside helmet from soldier to defence from cold!
I think a very interesting relic and a cool helmet at the time!!!
Hello everyone, this is from Bangkok! It is already over 35 degree, hot nighrt!
Well, could you kindly let me know your frank idea for the attached. Real or fake?
I have info but more than #10000, and no info under #1000.
This is a Kriegsmarine sidecap that I traded a beaded feather fan to a Native American veteran for in the 70's. There was something sewn next to the swordfish at one time but I do not know what. I started to pull out the threads and then decided not to, other than one thread to do a burn test with. It is cotten. The makers stamp inside is very faint from wear. The only part I can make out is the size 57 next to the stamp.
As promissed a while ago I place some pics of the instruction paper for the GM 43. I finally found it when I was looking for other stuff in my boxes.
This one is written in French and Dutch, I don't know why, maybe for the resistance, but I also have the German version somewhere, but in fact they are the same.
One thing I didn't know myself was that to modify it from a AP to a AT mine, they had to use a different detonator. It doesn't say what type, but it looks like a Zb 35.
Also you can read the blocks of HE were 200 grams, and you could fit in 5 blocks for the AT usage.
If I find the German version I will also post some pics.
If somebody is interested in a copy just let me know, as I know these instruction papers are very hard to find.
Hello Guys & Girls,
I have a few photos of a carbide lamp I have found at the local flohmarkt, I have no reference material for bicycles, which I assume it is from? What caught my eye is it is the same apple green as the M35 helmets? Anyone any ideas?
PS my spelling is terrible I should have gone to school more often!