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    Last of the three helmets I have issues/questions on that are being advertised in the classified section.

    This is M17 Tranny.

    M17 Wehrmacht helmet - Militaria Collectibles buy - sell at War Relics

    Appears to be repainted or at least heavily buffed and cleaned on the outside

    And decal looks bad as well

    Liner may be correct but can not tell.

    As with the others, I leave this open for discussion to give it a fair shake......
    "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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    It appears to have paint over rust pitting.

    Not for me thanks.

    Other comments please gents before I pull it.

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    Looks contrived to me!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Would have been better to list these three helmets as they were instead of trying to pass off as original.
    "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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    I'm always concerned when a newbie comes to this forum and asks how or where to buy German Helmets,and its quite often stated the classifieds here,but why when its blatantly obvious many of the items in question are rubbish?that might put any beginner off straight away.plus wouldn't of thought it does a great forums reputation any good either.
    With Regards Jake.

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    The decal is real but a much better photo of the exterior paint is need and of the decal so we can see what's the deal with the paint.
    Usually these mid war single decal reissues have textured matte paint.

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    What gets me is the lack of patina on the areas where the paint has worn away, it's bright bare metal as if the paint was worn away yesterday!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Just a point....I am not in anyway passing judgement on the seller of these three helmets. It is more than possible that he thought they were all authentic (with the jury still out on this one) and he does have some positive reviews for past sales. I did ask for additional photos of one of them but have not heard back however.

    Jake: Understand your comments. Which is why I brought these to the attention of the members here. Overall I think there has been a recent spat of questionable items but the good news is that most if not all have been called out for what they are.

    Regards,

    Michael
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    Quote by Schwerpunkt View Post
    The decal is real but a much better photo of the exterior paint is need and of the decal so we can see what's the deal with the paint.
    Usually these mid war single decal reissues have textured matte paint.
    Don't think any better pictures are forthcoming. I PM'ed the seller for better pictures of the M42 Camo a number of days ago and have not received any response......would expect the same here.
    "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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