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Iraqi M80.

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    Hi Guys.

    Here's my latest lid to view.

    Iraqi M1980, apprantly used in 2003 , and brought back to the Uk , by a Royal Marine and sold it to the dealer i bought it off,or so I was informed.

    This one is real clean, and not been painted in desert tan.

    I did a bit of reasearch and the triangle on the webbing,is an Iraqi Army property mark. It's also got the original owners name in it.

    Enjoy, any comments , welcome as ever.

    Cheers.
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    Nice helm, just makes me wonder if the guy was killed wearing it o.0

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    Quote by theotherhomer View Post
    Nice helm, just makes me wonder if the guy was killed wearing it o.0
    Hi.

    Thanks Mate, I really don't know if the guy died, in way I hope not ,hopefully he threw it down when he saw a load of Royal marines storming throught the sand at him, surrender is better is than being killed,by blood- thirsty Royal's

    Cheers.

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    hi Gaz i brought 3 of these home from iraq , they were laying all over the place to the south and west of basrah , when the iraqi army realised the game was up they threw of all of there kit and disapeared into basrah , i sold two and kept the best one , i had a whole uniform webbing gas mask the lot ,sold it all to a guy in france , i think that they are definately becoming colectors items i have seen them for sale for 100 plus , wish id got a lory load , there are allso hundreds of them in bagdad at the foot of the cross swords ,at the tomb of the soldier , yours is in excelent condition ,most are painted and the liners are wrotten ,cheers ian
    i picked mine up from a place we new as green19 thats from a military map that we call a spot map,it north westen outskirts of basrah

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    Quote by ian View Post
    hi Gaz i brought 3 of these home from iraq , they were laying all over the place to the south and west of basrah , when the iraqi army realised the game was up they threw of all of there kit and disapeared into basrah , i sold two and kept the best one , i had a whole uniform webbing gas mask the lot ,sold it all to a guy in france , i think that they are definately becoming colectors items i have seen them for sale for 100 plus , wish id got a lory load , there are allso hundreds of them in bagdad at the foot of the cross swords ,at the tomb of the soldier , yours is in excelent condition ,most are painted and the liners are wrotten ,cheers ian
    i picked mine up from a place we new as green19 thats from a military map that we call a spot map,it north westen outskirts of basrah

    Hi Ian.

    Thanks for your comments and info, I am amazed people are prepared to pay 100, I payed 30 ( I thought that was steep, but I am a west country boy,and tight with it)

    The dealer I got it off said ,these lids are becoming popular,so let's hope he's right

    Cheers mate.

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    becouse of the ban on war trophys they will get very scarse i was lucky as i was a security contractor i was not covered by the same rules , i think that is about the only way now that they will come out of iraq , unless some iraqis twig it and start selling them on ebay ,you were lucky to get one in such good condition and for such a good price , im sick i didnt find one of the darth vader ones though cheers ian

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    Quote by ian View Post
    becouse of the ban on war trophys they will get very scarse i was lucky as i was a security contractor i was not covered by the same rules , i think that is about the only way now that they will come out of iraq , unless some iraqis twig it and start selling them on ebay ,you were lucky to get one in such good condition and for such a good price , im sick i didnt find one of the darth vader ones though cheers ian
    Hi Ian.

    Yeah I know what you mean about the war trophies ruling, I've got an Argentinian M1 ,that a mate of mine brought back from the Falklands,cos he was a Medic in the Marines ,he smuggled it back in his kit. I have seen them on e-bay ( often sold as M1 liners ??)

    I reckon if I hang onto my GS Mk6 ( Most uncomfortable lid ,they ever supplied ) for long enough,it might be worth something,but as you can probablty relate too, I don't think I could part with it

    I wouldn't mind getting hold of a Fedaydeen lid, but I don't think the wife, would apreciate the second mortgage ,to buy the thing LOL

    Cheers Mate.

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