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Article about: Hi, Can anyone tell me if this one is an original chinstrap or repro? Cheers Alex

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    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me if this one is an original chinstrap or repro?


    Cheers Alex
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    could be a latvian repro as it looks very similar to one i have. appears to be aged.

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    Looks ok, but i am 50-50 on this. I have a original, and maker marks/date stamps have worn off. I will get my chin strap and compare them. See if i can find something.

    Regards, Lars

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    Compared to mine, the buckle looks different.

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    Is that one on eBay? If it is listed as being from Latvia or any of those surrounding countries, than I would pass. They make fakes out the arse and sell them as originals.

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    Thanks a bunch for all your replies. This one was for sale on ebay and I made a pass on it.

    The seller guarantee of the originality and with almost 2000 feedbacks and 99,8 % positive I thought the strap had a good chance. Once again it is proved that ebay is a danger place to trade especially if your eyes donít have that much of experience yet.


    Cheers Alex

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    good move - I don't like the stiching and the buckle

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    Here is mine for future reference. It's good

    Different buckle, but i do not know if there was variants.

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    Regards, Lars

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    Thanks Lars, looks like a nice one you have there!

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    Thank you I have both 1938 liner and helmet to go with it. Just some separate pics of the strap. The leather in the liner is unfortunately missing

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