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    i bought this at a local car boot sale. i just wanted to know some opinions on it thanks.
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    to me this looks a police re issue. but there's a very round bottom to one of those decals.

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    Appears to be postwar repainted and the liner either not original to the helmet or it's been removed and poorly refitted. Chinstrap appears it might be a repro. Decals under the paint are incorrectly positioned and judging by the shape are repro as well.

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    If you look closely at the surface all over you can see that there is rust pitting underneath good paint. This is particularly evident on the outside top of the helmet but also on the inside top as well as all over. This can only be manifest when the helmet was already paint worn and corroded before the present paint was applied. As the others have said the decals don't look right either and they are not in the right place. Compare it to known originals and you will see the difference.

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    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    Hi, sorry but the guys have nailed it, this one is a repainted post war helmet. 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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