Have a quandry here. I purchased this Irish Free State M1927 Helmet.
It has been restored.:
2) Some missing pads replaced with felt
3) Parts of the leather Liner band has been replace with new leather.
It was obviously a labor of love to go through all this trouble. And I knew when I purchased it, it was restored.
Now my question?
Is it worth keeping in this condition? Is there any collector value (not necessarily monetary value). I know there were only ~10k made and most were destroyed.
I'm debating to return it and trade up for a nice Portuguese M16 helmet with original painted insignia or liner. I just don't have one yet and have not seen them available around here.