Re: Legit reissued helmets with replaced liner vs. helmets that have been tempered with
Collectors shun helmets with liners they think that are post war replaced. Always look for indicators that this may have happened , double bents in the rivet legs , mismatch with the exterior , post war painted rivets , rivet wear.
If well done a post war replaced liner can be undetectable unfortunately.
Studying period paint colors is a very important aspect because paint color mismatches between rivets and shell is pretty common with original helmets. (most obvious with Luftwaffe and M35 KM helmets) Rivets were painted seperately and are of a different composition than the steel shell.
You'll find more exceptions listed in this topic on GHW2 , post #4 http://www.walhalla.se/topic/569-the...updated-92010/
01-01-2013 06:07 PM