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Article about: Hello Gentlemen, Are these chinstraps original or known repros ? They're both the same, i got them 15 yrs ago and kept them as spare parts Thanks in advance

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    Hello Gentlemen,
    Are these chinstraps original or known repros ?
    They're both the same, i got them 15 yrs ago and kept them as spare parts
    Thanks in advance


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    Hi, I can't see any big red flags on either of them myself, but I do not know about known fakes of these except for the LARSEN ones that you see everywhere. 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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    Hello,
    Thank you for you comment Leon. Almost 100 viewers and only one comment. Wow...
    Sorry guys they're not camo helmets, just chinstraps.
    Thanks
    "I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
    Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...



    "The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
    Gustave Flaubert

    In Memoriam :
    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    As sold by Warhats.com... Not that it proves that yours is a repro, but the one in the attached image certainly is.

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    German-Helmets.com
    Here's a list of common fakes, but they don't mention Larsen, strange as it's pretty damn common
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    Buckles look good and they dont have the telltale "fuzz" the edges of repros have but what i think is fine others have said no to. Good for a M42 helmet.
    Regards , Dan
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    Can you smell the leather?

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    Quote by Blackdog View Post
    Can you smell the leather?
    Hello,
    No i dont. Even when i bought them 15 yrs ago, they didn't smell leather, i perfectly remember checking this before buying them...
    Thanks
    "I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
    Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...



    "The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
    Gustave Flaubert

    In Memoriam :
    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    As sold by Warhats.com... Not that it proves that yours is a repro, but the one in the attached image certainly is.

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    That's a good reference point, and in this case clearly shows that the "5" and the "1" on the original examples posted differ from those on this known fake in style. I still think they are good originals that JPhillip has. 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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    I agree with Leon on the numbers not matching. Even the cut of the leather is more refined on the original post. Bob

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