My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

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My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Post by RON » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:26 pm

After reading Stalhelm's (Hans's) pretty informative comments on the Latvian Totenkopf Helmet, I had yet another close look at my (only) camo M17 and you can clearly see the factory field gray paint underneath the chips in many areas... Not to mention that it came from the Great White North (Collector's Guild) :wink:

Here are some more closeups of my typical 4-tone 1918 regulations camo. with its salty look and a frail liner that I carefully reinforced as it was literally falling apart:

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Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Post by Stahlhelm » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:55 pm

I think the camo looks fine - it's quite a nice pattern. The liner pads look a bit fragile but otherwise look good too. Has the interior been oiled or shellacked? It could just be the lighting.

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Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Post by RON » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:39 pm

Hey Hans,
It is indeed a nice 4-tone regulations pattern:
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I just applied a bit of G96 gun oil as the rust was still active and nibbling out of the metal. But it is less shiny than it looks with the flash. As for the pads, I carefully reinforced 2 of them as they were literally falling apart. Here's a before photo for comparison:
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Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Post by Adler » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:33 am

A nice camo indeed!

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Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Post by RON » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:01 pm

Thanks Karel!
Here's a couple of additional photos while playing with my toys recently:
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Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Post by edwin » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:18 pm

Great stuff, Ron. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Post by gunner cooper » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:15 pm

Great helmet Ron I love studying pictures of real ones thanks for posting

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Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Post by Jerry Rehr » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:08 am

Nice helmet!!! A great job on the restoration of the liner. What did you use for the repair? I have used rubber cement and cheese cloth.
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Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Post by RON » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:39 am

Thank you gentlemen!
Jerry, I applied a thin coat of G96 protective oil to the shell without rubbing too hard.
As for the liner: Leather glue and simili leather patches for the torn and loose parts.
It is still quite flaky but in a much steadier condition. Plus the draw string, which was complete but tied in a knot, can now go through all 6 tongues.

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Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Post by b.loree » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:57 pm

Excellent helmet and great resto job Ron. :thumb up:
Remember, Pillage first THEN Burn ...

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Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Post by RON » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:36 am

Thanks Brian!
Much appreciated especially coming from Dr Pickelhaubes himself :)
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