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need help: FJ helmet

Article about: As Ty states, for the young/new collector its convincing if you have no term of reference. No amount of books can make up for having it in the hand, so to speak. Jock

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    Hi fellows,

    I need you qualified opinion if the posted helmet is a fake one.

    thanks in advance
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    Reg is offline

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    Its convincing, the liner looks freyed like a fairley new one though! and the decals look a little scorched. But its difficult to say. Im on the fence over it, over to the experts...


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    to me the decals look freshly scuffed up they dont really look to have any age to them compared to the rest of the helmet but that may be the lighting ??????

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    Sorry, but this is a total and utter fake. Not a single part is original.

    A little tip: note the "footed" number 1 in the size stamp on the helmet shell. Never seen on originals.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks a lot,


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    they did a bad job on aging the decals

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    To help you a little more. Here is a pic of an original FJ helmet liner and chinstraps from a helmet in my collection. As you can now see, there is no comparison with an original.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    yes agree fake look at the rim from the shell

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    These as everyone know are widely faked. The problem for the average collector is that there are very few originals to compare with.

    Not like the standard ground troop helmet by any branch there are a wide range of examples to hold and inspect for clarification of originality where as for the FJ helmet one must rely on good pictures and the very few originals to compare.

    I have seen total fake FJ's sold for thousands of dollars. It's always wise to check here to be certain.

    rgds, Ty

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    Quote by Reg View Post
    Its convincing,
    It's not, as Ade said, (pipped to the post again) it has no resemblance to an original helmet

    When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
    An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
    An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling

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