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Is this camo original?

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    Default Is this camo original?

    Here is my latest treasure and I do not think I did bad on it even if the shell has been repainted. I don't believe it has been but I have not seen WWI camo like this before. It seems that the German camo of that time usually has a black edging. Anyway I found it at the local flea market for $15 so whether original or not I got a good deal for an original helmet shell. The green paint and a darker paint are sandy and there are places that are not painted that are the original gray green. Like I said I don't think the paint is fake but if it is the original is I'm sure still under it. Any information you can give is appreciated. I have never even held an original WWI German helmet, I sure never expected to find one at the local flea market for a good price.
    thanks
    Sam
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    Default Re: Is this camo original?

    Nice M17 , I think you did well.

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    Default Re: Is this camo original?

    It certainly is an unusual geometric pattern, I have one similar on a square dip!

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    What is a square dip? Any other thoughts on this helmet camo?

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    I like the look of the 'Geometric' cammo. It's very, very similar to the 'Lozenge' pattern used on German aircraft later in the Great War. Who's to say that it was not inspired by that!

    Regardless, it looks contempary to me in it's style, and, more importantly it's ageing. I wish it was mine.....a cracking bargain!!!!

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Great helmet for a great price and every thing about it looks original to me.

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    I personally think you you bought a good one and for only $15, what a deal

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    Indeed, a steal at $15 I have seen this pattern before but is not as common.

    rgds, Ty

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    I'll triple your money for you sir.
    Great buy, good helmet.

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    I would look awesome if you could find an equaly aged liner and strap

    Thanks

    Danny

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