You could also try to restore them to be shelf fillers or trade them for other militaria.
Looking for following WWII German items:
- anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
- entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
- forestry and hunting items,
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"Factory reissue" means the helmet was refurbished and repainted at a factory. At what factory is anyones guess, nobody has documentation showing the helmet manufacturers remanufactured the helmets. Best to post pics in a new thread if you want advice on a different helmet.
Regarding "restoring" them, that is a hazy line between faking something or cleaning it up. "Restoring" is a moving target with many collectors.