LMAO! Yeah that's what the wife said. You guys are spot on though. It's a K43. I didn't know myself until yesterday when I saw it in my father-in-law's gun cabinet. It was given to him along with the helmet by my mother-in-laws uncle after the war. He said he took it off a kraut soldier but never talked about the war so they never found out where or when. It has ac marked on the reciever which I am told means it was built by Walther. I also am told they were originally G43 until 1944 then they changed to K43 or Karabiner 43. The helmet is a M42 with authentic Eagle and Swastika insignia on the side. It's not a replica sticker but the real deal. I thought it was prett cool. The name Knaup is hand written inside the leather helmet liner. There is some blood on the inside but no holes in the helmet that arent supposed to be there. I just thought this was a neat piece of history to share that I myself had no knowledge of until yesterday. History is cool :wink: If you guys have any other info on this subject please post it. ThanksThere seems to be a fashion gap between the helmet, and the T-shirt.