Due to the overwhelming amount of people asking for information on military items, I have decided to offer it as a service product as it does take up a fair amount of time for me. I aim to keep the prices affordable, and have a mutually beneficial service that works for both of us. So, here are the instructions and terms:
Helmets: I will need to know everything you know/have heard about it, and have detailed pictures of every component one can think of. Too many pictures are better than not enough. Example: A WW2 German M35 helmet you picked up online or at a garage sale. I will need pictures of the outside shell from as many angles as possible, as well as the liner. The more detailed, the more accurate my assessment will be.
Military Surplus Weapons (Firearms and Bayonets): Same terms as the helmets, but I will need to see almost every marking on every part of the weapon. This includes serial numbers and any other visible stamps.
NOTE: I am not licensed, nor do I know everything about everything. I have spent roughly 20 years doing accurate research on military surplus helmets and weapons. The best part of this service, is that because I'm not licensed or "official", it will cost you a lot less. If I simply don't know or am unable to find the information right away, I will let you know and we will go from there.