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Can anyone tell me what this helmet is?

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    Default Can anyone tell me what this helmet is?

    Here is the story of this helmet. I bought it at an antique store and was told it was east/west german from the berlin wall period. After researching, it didn't look even close to east german. I thought it looked like an m1 with a german liner. It retains almost all of it's paint.
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    this helmet is a late cold war era west german M1.

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    Looks to be unused too, nice!

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    Thanks for the help you guys. Do you think 40 dollars was a burn?

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    maybe a bit of an overpay, but not a burn. if it's worth $40 to you then you didnt get burned. it is a very nice helmet.

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    you could get $40.00 just for the liner, it's maybe older than viet nam era, jmho. it is in excellent shape

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    is the shell and chin straps dark blue? this looks like a BELGIAN GENDARMARIE helmet, these were usually supplied with a blue liner with a flaming bomb badge

    Belgian Military Police Force
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    The liner is a German "Helm Repraesentation" For use by honor guards instead of heavy steel helmets.

    The steel shell appears to be Belgian, Gendarmerie/Rijkswacht, as was said earlier.

    This combination is not very collectible, I am afraid.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    Thanks guys. I really didn't buy it for collecting, just to have a helmet. I'm more of a knife/bayonet/ordnance collector.

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