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Is this helmet really an authentic post war painted Normandy camo scheme helmet?

Article about: Hello, I recently picked up this helmet, and now I am wondering if the camo paint scheme on it authentic right down to the logo. The liner does not appear to be original to me at all, but pe

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    Quote by DougB View Post
    I'd sell them for shell value to recoup what you can as neither has any collector value.

    Yeah, at this point I am. I won't be able to recover all of my money, but something is better nothing I guess. Thanks.

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    You could also try to restore them to be shelf fillers or trade them for other militaria.
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    Quote by meyle77 View Post
    You could also try to restore them to be shelf fillers or trade them for other militaria.
    Thanks, I'm still looking to see what I end up doing with them. I have a question, what does the term 'reissue factory paint' mean on a german helmet. Does it mean the helmet's been modernly restored? I saw this helmet for sale online with, "This Heer German helmet retains right at 65% of the original factory "reissue" paint", on it's description.

    Thanks again, guys.

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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.

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