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I never buy fakes....except this one M35

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    Default I never buy fakes....except this one M35

    I dont buy fake or copys but I brought this until one day I can afford it or win the lottery.
    Its from Jacob Caputo @ alexander and sons restorations.
    I know its not real and It Will be the only fake I ever plan to buy.
    Sorry mods if I posted it in Wrong forum please move etc thanks pete.
    Is a M35 With the Q66 mark of quist.
    Helmet is restored to look like a vet capture from Monte Cassino.
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    Nicely made helmet. I bought a chickenwire covered lid
    for exactly the same reason as yourself, although
    it is not quite as detailed.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Would be an absolute dream helmet if real, quite a detailed replica.

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    I know I shouldnt have pleasure in owning a fake but as soon as I seen it I thought wow.
    Its a really nice copy.
    I vowed to never own a copy so this will be my only one.
    rgds pete

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    Not a horrible copy. Chicken wires are sky high, so this one will be a nice fill in. Did you buy it on his eBay site?

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    Pete, it is NOT a fake at the moment. A fake is something "set up or contrived to present as genuine; counterfeit."
    Alexanders did not represent or sell it as other than a restoration - as long as it remains represented as such, then it doesn't transcend into becoming a fake in my book.

    Cheers, Dan
    Last edited by Danmark; 01-18-2013 at 05:47 AM.
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Hi Dan well said...never thought of it that way I guess.
    I brought it off his site really nice guy to deal with.

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    Very nice restoration helmet. He is very good to deal with and does a terrific job.

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    Jacob has done two helmets for me...

    An Italian M33 Alpine helmet:
    IMG_1416.jpg

    and a USN radioman's helmet to honor my buddy's grandpa:
    PART951320457933157.jpg

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    I just wanted to say, thanks for the kind words here. Glad you enjoy my work.

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