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Some opinions about this M 38 paratrooper helmet please

Article about: Hello. Today I'm showing you this M 38 paratrooper helmet. I'm about to buy it and just wanted to have a few more opinions. I like the dip, the stamp... what I do not like is the liner seam

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    Hello. Today I'm showing you this M 38 paratrooper helmet. I'm about to buy it and just wanted to have a few more opinions. I like the dip, the stamp... what I do not like is the liner seam and the chicken wire.
    Thank you in advance!

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    I would walk away if it was me. Shell might be real (font looks correct), but IMHO the liner is bad and the wire basket as well (it has the split twist wire which is supposed to be a no no). And what is up with the retaining bolts?

    And why would someone remove the wire if it was even remotely real?
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Thank you MAP for your answer. I think the chicken wire was added post war but that doesn't matter if the rest is OK.
    I added some photos of the chin strap - PRYM marked. Good sign isn't it?

    Greetings Thomas

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    Appears the liner is post war. What is the "Dip" you speak of ?
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    "When 10 men tell you you're drunk, you better lie down."

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    If you are looking for a total reproduction from top to bottom then this is it

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    Just got to this. Already confirmed by David and Ken.

    As I noted earlier. One to walk away from
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Quote by real steel View Post
    Appears the liner is post war. What is the "Dip" you speak of ?
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    The M38 helmet has a characteristic 'dip' to the front rim - something that the Chinese copies do not have. The only copies I have ever seen that capture this 'dip' were produced by 'fj-werke.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.... 'A Salford Pal: Pte Thomas Jay.'

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    Thank you very much again guys. You are always a great help in decision-making! I won't buy this helmet.

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    Quote by Hanomag83 View Post
    Thank you very much again guys. You are always a great help in decision-making! I won't buy this helmet.
    Good call...and this just saved you many many thousands of $$. A true camo and wire FJ would be north of $15K. You should consider becoming a Gold Member (just $25) to keep this forum up and running and continuing to help others from making expensive errors.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    I was a Gold member for 100 days before and now it's time to do it for a year. You are absolutely right!

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