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Vietnam ARVN Helmet or Fantasy Piece

Article about: Gentleman and possible lady, So, I picked this up in Kansas and granted it was a little out of my knowledge range I bought it on a gut feeling. So, not too much is invested in this. I've loo

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    Gentleman and possible lady,
    So, I picked this up in Kansas and granted it was a little out of my knowledge range I bought it on a gut feeling. So, not too much is invested in this. I've looked at several of these online but they are all different patterns so I'm a little confused so I did do research before posting here. I'm sure these AVRN helmets are faked left and right. The liner is a Firestone and dated '76, which would be post-war so I'm more concerned about the helmet. Is the painted pattern correct or is this just made up? Thanks for your time and help.
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    Think the paint looks kind of fresh doesn't it?doesn't seem to have any genuine age to it,shame too as it looks to be a KW McCord judging by the chinstrap hardware,total waste of a perfectly good serviceable Helm..................
    With Regards Jake.

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    I thought that at first that the paint looked fresh but a closer look shows age to it and thats where I'm kind of lost. If it is a modern paint then yeah it would be a shame. I'd try to remove some of the paint. I've seen some people do it and it turns out okay I just haven't done it yet.

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    This is a Repro ARVN helmet, I have seen this done so many times I am skeptical of any one them. The paint is rather fresh looking, if this one where real I would expect a large amount of wear

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    Okay Great. Thanks for your answers.

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