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Amsdorf 05-21-2012 11:57 PM

The Nazi Helmet - How They Were Made and a Great Specimen of an Original
 
Hey guys, thought I'd show my Wehrmacht helmet, a M42 model, and I found a great old German newsreel to go along with it, showing how they made them. Also added some explanatory detail:


mountainman13 05-22-2012 12:50 AM

I'm afraid to ask..what did that set you back?

Amsdorf 05-22-2012 01:00 AM

$450, but you can get a reproduction for a LOT less. I just had to have it though.

: )

mountainman13 05-22-2012 01:03 AM

Woah that's about twice what I was gonna guess. Nice piece for the collection. Congrats.

Amsdorf 05-23-2012 10:37 PM

They ain't cheap.

2ndAmendmentFreedom 05-24-2012 12:03 AM

They're only worth $450 to me if they've been pierced by a .45 or .30-06 ;)

TimL2952 05-24-2012 12:07 AM

Please don't call them NAZI helmets...my great grandfather was a GERMAN soldier...not a NAZI. He was just doing his duty like the American boys.

It's called a stahlhelm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amsdorf (Post 810175)
Hey guys, thought I'd show my Wehrmacht helmet, a M42 model, and I found a great old German newsreel to go along with it, showing how they made them. Also added some explanatory detail:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOpgKZZ6SUU


Amsdorf 05-24-2012 12:42 AM

Hate to break it to you, but research has proven that German soldiers were very well aware of what was going on and were committed to the Nazi agenda.

Amsdorf 05-24-2012 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by 2ndAmendmentFreedom (Post 812076)
They're only worth $450 to me if they've been pierced by a .45 or .30-06 ;)


Well good for you. A .45ACP round would not pierce the helmet but would give the guy a concussion.

.30-06 went through them like butter.

TimL2952 05-24-2012 02:58 AM

Not every German foot soldier was SS and anti-semitic....That's like saying every soldier (including draftees) who fought in Vietnam fervently believed that we had to be there to defeat Communism.

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Originally Posted by Amsdorf (Post 812111)
Hate to break it to you, but research has proven that German soldiers were very well aware of what was going on and were committed to the Nazi agenda.



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