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Article about: Picked this helmet up a few days ago in Ligny-Thilloy, France (The Somme). First time on the forum, originally had posted to another thread but it was recommended that I post a new thread. P

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    Picked this helmet up a few days ago in Ligny-Thilloy, France (The Somme). First time on the forum, originally had posted to another thread but it was recommended that I post a new thread.
    Paint looks a little dark (although there is nowhere visible on the helmet I can see any other color underneath...doesn't mean it wasn't there for sure but it looks very uniform, and the chips reveal only steel with a petina)
    There is some pitting on the helmet..the liner is a light color but is extremely stiff and hard to the touch, not supple at all. No markings visible on the band or under the pads.
    yea? nay? thoughts?
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    Your helmet is a repainted shell with a replica liner Sir.

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    Inside is heavily pitted and re-painted. Rivets look as though they are probably replacements. Outside is also repainted. Providing you didn't pay a lot, it is still a nice item for display - providing you accept it for what it is.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    ^thanks chaps

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