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This FJ helmet was just gotten at flea market!

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more pics

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that is amazing. paul

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Thanks Paul

It sure gets the heart pumping!Was found in house in Ohio seller
says.

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I dont want to be the bearer of bad news but it looks like a reproduction . Sorry . Rob

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I think the scratches on the exterior look like an attempt and aging/wear. Other than that, I was fooled. Although, now looking at it again, the buckles and such inside seem much more aged than the outside of the shell, why would that normally happen? Heartbreaker. frown

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Rob,

Give a clue or two.

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Paul,
Nice to see you around again! Unfortunately on this helmet I think the entire think is bad. The differences are subtle but definitely there, I hope you did not pay too much.
I hope to see you at the shows with Ed!
Bob

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Fake decals, badly applied fake camo paint that has been poorly aged by rubbing with sandpaper , helmet shell looks fake , liner looks fake , lots of fake rustification to the inside of the shell , there would be a score line on the rolled lip , the helmet would be maker marked , Sorry to say . Rob

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I wasn't a fan of this helmet when it was first posted: I didn't like the new looking rust,paint job or the decals for starters,,,I was waiting for others to state their opinions,which I agree with wholeheartedly,,,I also hope you didn't pay a lot for this helmet....

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Where would one look for the maker mark on one of these?
-wwiifirearms

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I nicked this photo of the WAF , you can see the tooling line in the rim lip and the thickness and quality of the metal , and the stamp ( though of course these are faked as well) . Rob


Well I cant seem to find the add photo part ? I will try later Rob


Nope cant find it I will add the link . Rob
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=566713

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Easy for me to chime in now but just saw it...sorry Paul...very bad helmet...if real one of the rarest and most desireable configurations...in excess of $10,000......regards, Ryan frown

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Sorry for late reply as I have been in hospital sine holiday!
My friend bought this and its a eye opener.
No big fan of paint and decals but what do I know!
Thanks to all that chimed in on it! Its always a humbling thing to make fast descion and be wrong! My friend paid 400.00 and took a chance.

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It is a decent repro for the price paid....we have ALL been there Paul...hope you are well...cheers, Ryan

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Gee, if it were real it would be more like 20K-30K or so! Ryan, did you get my check?
Talk soon,
Bob

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I have one on the top shelf way in the back mad


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Bad helmet, liner bands on fjs are one solid band and not split, straps show obvious differences in aging from the rest of the helmet, obviously fake luft decal. Nice re-enactor fj though.

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Not a fan either contrived M38 fj with tool marks to outside as stated valuable helmet if real. timothy


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