To be honest ,at first I thought this was a fair looking helmet, but there was something worrying me, and before i read any of the comments , the split pins were begining to leave with the thought that the liner had been replaced with repro pins,so much so that I had to get my helmets out to check, but the thing that worries me the most, is that this helmet was made to decieve, no matter what the seller said, I daresay that in another mood he would not have declared it as a reworked original shell and taken the money and run, this goes to prove how important very detailed photos are when dealing with helmets
But when I started my conversation with the seller, he also told that he has some SS helmets.
When seeing them, I instantly saw they had fake decals. (I can detect fake SS decals faster then Heer ones...)
In the meanwhile he told me that he restored the Heer helmet with a fake Heer decal. He was honest to me eventually.
But if I had bad intentions, I could have bought the helmet and sold him as real. Indeed, this is a helmet to decieve.
If I was to restore/refurbish an old shell, I would likely try to be as true to the original as well...this man is just better at it than most, lol...