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Thoughts on this helmet, real or fake?

Article about: Another Malta camo which is up to 239, some bits seem ok,( like the stacking mark) But the majority of it I don't like, rusty original green/brown paint with no paint on the rim, while the

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    Quote by tinlid View Post
    Reg20311 has got another one for you, S.A. Mk2. Chin strap looks to be the post war Israeli one.
    Looks like he is trying too hard with this one.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    Looks like he is trying too hard with this one.
    I could not agree more Jerry I suspect he is using a chemical aging technique and possibly adding a little iron and or iron rust dust either to the textured paint and or on the surface and then using an oxidizing agent to try and speed up the aging process again just my opinion though.

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Is it bare metal inbetween the white?I cant make it out on my pc...perhaps he got busy with the paintstripper!Personally I wouldn't touch it with a Bargepole.

    Also, why are these pics reminding me of a seller of suspect American helmets?..always high end..similar display..similar location...I may of course be wrong.

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    Quote by tinlid View Post
    Reg20311 has got another one for you, S.A. Mk2. Chin strap looks to be the post war Israeli one.
    This highly dubious SA "cammo" is up to 240!!! Another mugging in process! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    At least the net looks to be an original Indian knotted type

    Did anyone ever see a period photo of a field painted flash on an SA helmet?

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    I would treat this Mk II lIke it was my in laws with the bubonic plague and avoid it at all costs.

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Sold for 421.

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    I think people are buying into the story & not the helmet, another Malta fake camo.
    It's already up to 278 + 25 postage.
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    Close up of the flash.
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    Quote by tinlid View Post
    I think people are buying into the story & not the helmet, another Malta fake camo.
    It's already up to 278 + 25 postage.
    Looks bad indeed. Have you got a link or item number?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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