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Japanese Naval helmet pick up?

Article about: I just got this in the mail from a old time style surplus store that trades in Militaria. As I am new to Japanese, I wanted to ask about the paint. It is brushed on paint inside and out. Any

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    Default Japanese Naval helmet pick up?

    I just got this in the mail from a old time style surplus store that trades in Militaria.



    As I am new to Japanese, I wanted to ask about the paint. It is brushed on paint inside and out. Any flags so far?

    Where the metal shows through there is a nice patina, in some areas on the inside, (it will be impossible to see via photos) what seems to me to be a under coat of green comes through in some places but I stress I cannot tell for sure weather it's green or patina on the bare metal?

    (Edit: I just looked with a magnifying glass, it's bare metal and not green paint, but very dark patina)

    The paint on the front pin might be a little off from the rest of the helmet. Not sure with this either.

    I just want to know if I got a decent helmet here or if it's been messed with? Can anyone comment? Photos to follow....
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    Default Re: Japanese Naval helmet pick up?

    Welp! Sent it back on the advice of a guy who collects Japanese stuff on another forum.

    Michael

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