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WWI German Helmet

Article about: Hello, I have an opportunity to purchase this helmet. Can anyone tell me what I have here? Why is it painted? Annoyed from this ads?   Also, can you give me an approximate value? Thank

  1. #11

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    If it were me , I don't think I could pull the trigger based on these photos. Could well be a good one, but these photos don't scream one-looker to me. Good luck but proceed with caution

    Josh

  2. #12

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    I bought another German lid from him and it was legit.
    Also he is a member of USMF and I have developed a rapport with him.
    If he tells me it looks legit (based on his experience with US helmets - paint, patina etc) I might be inclined to take a chance on it.
    Anyone else on an offer price?

  3. #13

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    looks ok to me.

  4. #14

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    OK guys, here is an update.
    The seller says:
    The consensus I've had from two friends and myself is this. These helmets were used in to WWII, we don't think this helmet was painted during WWI but sometime interwar or WWII time frame.
    He also is asking $400 for the helmet.
    Here are more photos.
    Any additional or changed thoughts?
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    Looks like pitting under the paint and someone's idea of an art piece of repro project. Like I said earlier, I had reservations. Not period camo paint or application or something worth pursuing IMO.

  6. #16

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    Looking closer with better pics, I see none of the 3 pins
    showing on the inside - interesting to know how they
    are attached - or if they've been soldered/welded,
    and also what looks like flat/matt black paint
    on the lines. Possibly touch-ups.

    Because of this I'd be being generous at $300 or split
    the difference at $350 now that the seller is saying
    he thinks it's a post-war paint job - less again if
    the pins are fudged on. I've seen shells where
    camo is barely visible selling for $450.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

  7. #17

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    The whole post-war paint job doesn't fly with me.

    It is either an authentic WWI camo or it is not. I don't buy that it is an inter-war or WWII job.

    I really cannot tell much more from those photographs (at least not enough that would satisfy me).

    Good luck with everything!
    Josh

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Looking closer with better pics, I see none of the 3 pins
    showing on the inside - interesting to know how they
    are attached - or if they've been soldered/welded,
    FWIW - I noticed the pins as well, definitely glued or soldered in place and done before repro
    paint job. Suffice to say, this is not a good one.

  9. #19

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    I know some folks don't like the idea of restoring.
    If it were an all original paint job, and the pins
    were ok - or even missing - I believe the
    cost of a good camo shell might be
    more like $600 or so.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Walk away, for $400 its way too much and I am 100% with JB, its a postwar paint job (post WW1). Not worthwhile.

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