Doesn't look right to me, but like I have learnt on here by personal experience good quality pictures are a must for an appraisal , they can really change things , but going by these I would pass.
I'm sorry , but it just looks a little contrived to me. Maybe in hand it might look better. Another thing, the underside looks more scratched than the top. Don't take my word for it on its authenticity though, as I'm no expert on these things.
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Hi, I am not that keen either myself, but good close up images of the helmet are needed to be sure. Leon.
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