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Interesting M42 helmet

Article about: A very recent acquisition, a battle-damaged M42 helmet. Both hits are entry holes, the lower one having taken away a small portion of the liner. There is also an oblong gouge to the top and

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    I see valid points being made about serious issues going by the photos provided (what else is there to go by?) --- no ridicule. I still stand by what I am able to observe regarding this helmet--- this is not about "textbook" or some rigid collectors standard not being fulfilled, I personally honestly see no reason to give this one the benefit of the doubt... there's just too much wrong here.

    "Ebay turd" Sorry, Dan--- didn't mean to mock your helmet, didn't even remember you got it--- a study in fakery it is

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    No dramas.... it really is a turd but would make a good lampshade as the light streams out of the cracks. That may be all its good for now.
    ( my retirement project maybe?)
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    For me there are too many red flags to be comfortable with this helmet...paint up inside the crown? scratches that look like scrapes with 120 grit sandpaper? Sorry Harry, I know you want to defend this vet's lid but for me it's been messed with.

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