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M1 D-Bale Paratrooper Helmet

Article about: Im afraid Nick is correct IMO also the chin straps look like repos as far as im led to believe the male snaps should be made of nickel not copper or brass on original M2s . Sorry for the bad

  1. #11

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    Im afraid Nick is correct IMO also the chin straps look like repos as far as im led to believe the male snaps should be made of nickel not copper or brass on original M2s .
    Sorry for the bad news, get your money back or wait and see what the usa forum says. But i think they will rip it.
    Rod
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    Quote by rayvinton View Post
    Could you please explain this to me, about the bale's and the paint. I am new to M1 helmets and the person that I received this from, said that he received it from the veteran himself.


    You have to believe the item, not the story - and know your subject. Using the 'I got it
    from the Veteran' tactic is commonly used by sellers to verify militaria these days.
    Also, if it really did come from a Vet, he could have purchased it the week before
    you bought it.

    It is a very good repro of an expensive helmet. I've seen them sell for around
    $200 or so, and if it cost you somewhere near that price, I wouldn't
    be too worried.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks Walkwolf. I bought an entire collection of repo and original items for 800$ here is the list of most of the stuff but if you go to the collection display you can see most of my collection. 3 helmets
    beanyhat,
    1 m42 uniform
    2 m43 uniforms
    m43 Hood
    Officers Wool Shirt
    beld,
    canteen,
    webbing,
    handgranaats
    canteen
    webbing
    soks
    underwear
    ammopouch .45
    granates
    hauwkings mine
    gamon granate
    m3 trecheknife
    shoulderholster
    compass and pochet
    airborne mussetbag
    m6 scabbard for m3 knife
    m1943 shovel with houlder airborne
    first aid pouch airborne
    first aidpouch on beld
    M5 gasmask
    m1 garand bandoleer
    legstrap
    airborne gloves for m41
    airborne gloves for m43
    m15 sight for m1 garand
    m1918 trench knif with brass knukels
    m1 rifle bayonet
    m2 switchblade knife
    para rope original
    wire cutter
    spoon, fork, knif and mess canteen in canvas holder
    wrist compas
    army binoculars
    parachute scarf
    army scarf
    garisson cap
    tl122A flashlite

    and alot of personal items

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    Thanks Ray. Looks like you didn't get stung too badly - a few
    of the other items made up for this helmet !

    Are you going to keep it.........?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Yea I'll keep it. Pretty cool I think. Just have to display it as a repo. No big deal. I really wish I knew more about repos and real. I did alot of homework on the iron cross but thats the only thing.

    Ray

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    It will make a nice display piece.

    Lol - It is easier ( and perhaps wiser ) to collect/focus in only
    one or two areas - but sooner or later, you end up
    interested in everything.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    There are just so many areas to focus on and know. I would like to start figuring out about helmets and awards. Like how people tell right away if a infantry award is fake or not.

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    It takes keen interest and years of study. Lol - you can't know it all though !
    Stick with the Forum and post items for critique, as you are doing now.

    The collective mind and wealth of knowledge here is invaluable.
    Eventually you'll be able to spot the differences.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks

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    Where did you say to look for the other items in the collection ?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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