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Two German Ardenne offensive helmet shells

Article about: Hey guys, offer for 85 euros including shipping was accepted on this lot of helmets and a gasmask cannister. All are supposedly from the Ardennes. I'm a bit shaky about that chickenwire helm

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    Gimmie,

    That being said (fake wire), I'm not sure what relic lids go for in your area, but don't think it is a total rip off. Two shells and what appears to be a decent canister
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    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    True, but I'll probably leave the items seeing as the chickenwire is what had sealed the deal.
    -Bas

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    Wire is new in any case. Rubbish...
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    Some photos of wire can be see here:

    German-Helmets.com
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    70+ years of relic wire and helmet should exhibit a corrosive reaction (i.e. rusting together) of the 2 components.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Some photos of wire can be see here:

    German-Helmets.com
    Thanks Ade!!!

    So while the photos are not so clear and looking at this from a poor rez tablet, from what I can see it is American wire as Terry notes. Learned something today.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    [QUOTE=Glenn66;1524615]70+ years of relic wire and helmet should exhibit a corrosive reaction (i.e. rusting together) of the 2 components.

    That's a good tip there how long will it be before we see that being faked

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    Quote by Robin View Post
    That's a good tip there how long will it be before we see that being faked
    I think it safe to say the fakers are working on it already. One of the snags is how to 'age' rust to avoid the telltale red of fresh rust.

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