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M40 Chicken wire helmet

Article about: Hello all, Annoyed from this ads?   I have my doubts about this one. The shell appears to have artificial aging, mainly because the liner looks to be in far better condition than the sh

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    Hello all,

    I have my doubts about this one. The shell appears to have artificial aging, mainly because the liner looks to be in far better condition than the shell. The chinstrap maker mark looks a little odd too. Does anyone have any opinions about the helmet overall? Thanks.

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    I can't comment in any depth about the wire etc, but I do concur with you regarding the shell and liner. The shell looks like a semi- relic I have and like you, I would question why the shell is so pitted and the liner appears to have escaped damage.

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    Looks like an artificially aged fabrication and not something I would bother pursuing (IMO).

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    With a gravely pitted shell like that one would AT LEAST expect a lot worse condition of the wire --- nothing adds up here when individual components and their wear are looked at in relation to each other... points that have for the most part already been touched upon. EVERYTHING looks artificially aged. A horrible and ugly fake.

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    Thank you both for the comments. It does appear that I will not be pursuing this piece.

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    From what I have learned from this site over the years I would pass on this one.

    Best,

    Jan

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    Looks like it's had the "Hoover bag treatment" to me on top of all the other red flags.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Looks like they used alot of sandpaper on this one
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    some people.

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    i would expect this finish to the shell was from a drill mounted wire brush

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