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Is it real helmet?

Article about: Hello everyone i wanted to ask someone who is familliar with helmets is this helmet real? My grandfather found helmet in attic and im absolutely clueless if its legit. If it is what is an es

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    Quote by TheGoon View Post
    Really? That's the first time hearing of that size must be pretty rare! I guess I stand corrected!
    Its a misstamp. The actual size is a 66. Jody posted it here a while back, if you search it out you can find it I bet.

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    Not to put too fine a point on it - but for the benefit of novices you can see how the liner edge was roughed up all the way around to make it look older. Caps and helmet linings do not exhibit this rough kind of wear. They get the most wear near the forehead area and on edges where they are handled repeatedly. This kind of fake aging is a dead giveaway. Plus the line looks like it was made from an old pocketbook. NH

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    Im Tempted just to start a thread " War Booty Tall Tales "

    1 gallon of Ice tea $2
    1 bucket of Mud - Free
    Left over Monogram decals -- a few pennies
    1 Unique Imports 1970s era German helmet $25

    1 Grandfather took it of a dead German story?....Priceless
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    A couple of years ago, a helmet I had restored and later sold to a dealer (as restored) appeared on eBay about a month later. I have no way of knowing if the dealer was selling it, but it was advertised with the following line... " I'm selling this helmet from the collection of my 84 year-old army veteran friend who saw action in Normandy."
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    And, as was probably expected, the original poster vanishes into the ether!


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    Indeed Brett....

    I have added the pics to the original post as they were hosted off site. Just in case they disappear...

    Cheers, Ade.
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