Every Friday here in Bagram Afghanistan they hold a bazar where local Afghan dealers come to sell their items. There is always M16 and M18 WW1 German Helmets here. I found on the google search that the Afghan army brought a bunch of surplus after WW1 and it showed a pic of the army on parrade in 1959 wearing them. I even come across ones with ears cut out for radio operators. They are in poor condition with no liners and on the left side below the lug there are 2 small holes where they placed the Afghan national emblem. I can get replacement liners for them.
the dealers always ask between $200 and $300 each for them and I always try to talk them down in price but they never seem to budge.
My question is are they worth the asking price in that condition?
Any input would be very helpful.