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Article about: inside the helmet. looks like it have bin painted.

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    Quote by Preben View Post
    thanks for all the help
    I sent him an email now to try to get my money back tomorrow.
    yes, you should get your money back asap! it appears to be a Civil Defense helmet used by Norway and has a mismatched liner that they put inside from somewhere else.

    honestly it's only worth maybe $40 dollars not much more

    the original cork texture finish is gone, the chin straps are not even US and are also replacements.

    the US did supply Norway and many others with surplus helmets after WWII

  2. #22
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    i have ask to get my money back now.
    The Civil Defense helmet used by Norway after ww2 is green inside.
    I can buy the Norwegian helmet for $ 22.
    the norwegian m1 helmet was made in 1950-1960 i think

    I have learn allot about the helmet to day
    so i hope my next helmet will be nice

    thanks for the Reply

    -Preben
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    Quote by Preben View Post
    thanks for all the help
    I sent him an email now to try to get my money back tomorrow.
    did you manage to get your money back on this ??

  4. #24

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    you got robbed, get your money back.

  5. #25

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    In western US you can get a very good U.S. helmet for $150 to $200. With every thing complete to make it Original as you can make it. hopefully you can get you money back.

    -Franz

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    I did get them back So i am on ebay every day to watch for an nice helmet to buy.
    It Looks like all US ww2 items have high price in Norway

  7. #27

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    That a bummer, I find it cheaper in the US, to buy the pieces and put them together. But i don't know how it would work for you in Norway. it probably be more expensive.

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    Preben, glad you got your money back, however you mentioned earlier that you were going to remove the paint with fine sandpaper, for future reference, never sandpaper an original helmet, even if its been repainted, there have been numerous threads on this forum as to restoration and the removal of paint etc, if you need to restore a helmet ask on here first if your not sure, hope you succeed in your hunt for a nice M1 lid , good luck regards dave

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    All the while, as I was reading this thread, I was thinking: 'He'll never get his money back.........'

    But now that you have, Preben, you must study what you are after before you buy,
    and do not take anyone's stories at face value. There are many decent articles
    with photographs of US M1 helmets on-line.
    Sometimes we get impulsive and want 'instant gratification', but it is better
    to arm yourself with knowledge first.

    This is why War Relics Forum is such a great place !
    There are so many of us who have been down the same road and taken a beating
    on some things, learned about our mistakes and then tried to correct them.


    Please continue your search, and I do hope it results in a wonderful original helmet
    that you will be proud to show us in the near future ............ !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hi. ye the shipping prices to Norway is like $50+ so the best think for me is to get one that is nice

    Thanks for your all tips


    I did get black paint of an Luftwaffe helmet using paint removal.
    The pic is of the helmet (some plack paint left)
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