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I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "
Here's a good un-- a crack pot post this one here years back
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Well, I dunno, It is what it is, sort of. It is Chinese, it does have fixed bales. Its not a reissue of anything though, that's a fact. It is what it is. Of course Ebay sellers and the like never let facts get in the way of making up a good 'selling' story.
I have one of these. Its very ... *basic* is probably the best word, but carefully made for all that.
All very funny and interesting helmets guys! The duckbill ss one with the rzm logos every where on it gave me a good laugh!
looks like something the Chinese may have used for some type of Traffic Police or guard duty , not something intended for Infantry
It is far from clear what these helmets were intended for. Marzetti even goes so far as to suggest that they are produced in Taiwan as 'collector's items'. They cerrtainly go back a bit though, not recent. I saw examples for sale when I first started taking a serious interest in helmets about sixteen years ago.
A clue may be in what Joseba (El Jefe) says, which is that the Chinese characters inside the star translate as "1st August", the date of the establishment of the People's Liberation Army in 1927. Therefore one might wonder if it is some kind of parade or ceremonial helmet. While made of some kind of metal it Is certainly quite light. See the pressing stresses on my example.
I remember a dealer at the local gunshow had a table with these for sale back in the late 80's - early 90's and he wanted $50 for it
I was thinking of getting one to go with my Chi Com sks, but $50 seemed kind of high when you could still buy the sks rifles for under $100
I think these helmets would look nice on display with one of those PLA Chinese Honor Guard sks rifles with the polished parts / chrome plated parts and varnished stocks for ceremonial or guards use
These go back at least 25 - 30 years or more, they're not recent production
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