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    for $90 this helmet and a utility knife ???
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    you lucky B"úst%^d i would realy love to have that lid "perfect" cheers ian

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    is it authentic ww2

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    the cover is post war
    likely vietnam era
    is the lid front or rear seam and the bales are they square ,fixed or swivel??
    having looked again the cover dates from the early70 throu early 80s the us army have loved t change things over the years

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    Quote by Hunt for the IronCross View Post
    is it authentic ww2
    the liner is WWII with Vietnam era headband

    the cover is 1980's

    the chin straps are the VN era clamp on type

    not sure about the shell?

    a helmet like this is worth around $35 - $45

    you paid about twice as much as it's worth

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    i didnt buy it yet so i guess i shouldn't

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    Quote by Hunt for the IronCross View Post
    i didnt buy it yet so i guess i shouldn't
    wise decision, it's a mixed set

    I wouldnt pay $90 for a post war mixed set like this

    here are some tips on what to look for if you want a WWII helmet:

    shell should have original finish with cork texture, lots of WWII shells were refinished post war Vietnam era with a fine sand / silca finish

    original WWII shells had sewn on bar tacked chin straps [not clamp on type] the type on the helmet are 1960's era

    without the original finish and chin straps the helmet is no longer a true WWII helmet set.

    it's a post war VN era and later reused helmet, without seeing the shell it could also be a later VN or later shell, late shells are only worth around $10

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    well i would buy it becouse i love it (but then im an IDIOT) so mabe best you dont buy it
    im sure you will find one at the right price as i will eventualy
    cheers ian

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    if this set didnt have a WWII liner it would only be worth around $15 the liner is the best part, sometimes if I find a helmet set like this cheap, I buy it just to get the WWII liner so I can put together a complete WWII helmet set with WWII shell & straps.

    at $90 your much better off saving your money for something better
    Last edited by battle gear; 07-06-2010 at 06:59 PM.

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    well what i would say is this yes for $90 a bit much for a mix & match helmet BUT if this is a WW2 era liner these on there own can go for around $40 depending on maker the liner chin strap if again WW2 original can fetch $20-30 sometimes more & if the shell is a re-issued front seam shell depending on condition can be around the $20 mark so when you look at it like that $90 is not to bad ?
    Last edited by NickD; 07-07-2010 at 04:24 PM.

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