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Article about: I would like to know if a stress crack in the shell diminishes the value of the helmet. I know the cracks are pretty common. I have several with no cracks but was thinking about bidding on o

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    I would like to know if a stress crack in the shell diminishes the value of the helmet.
    I know the cracks are pretty common. I have several with no cracks but was thinking about bidding on one on ebay that has a crack. It has a fairly early heat stamp number but not special any other way, ID,etc. Thanks in advance for any info.

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    in my opinion no they don't its such a common thing for M-1's to have them that most collectors see it as a good sign

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    I got the helmet. Turns out the crack is only superficial, not all the way thru . Pretty nice helmet for the price.

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