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    Hey guys,

    I saw this one for sale $65 USD. Is it worth it to buy it? Thanks! Quinn

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    Is that Latin or French writing?
    Dean

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    To be honest im not sure, these are the pictures that best show the writing ^
    I think its places in france.

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    Any other comments on price/originality and if its genuine? Thanks!

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    I have done some research and yes they are places in france. But idk if its just me but does the crown of the helmet look higher than most Mk.1's?

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    does the writing look period to everyone or post war done?

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    As there doesn't appear to be much original paint left on the helmet its unlikely the paint for the writing is period if applied over that. I would think this is either a souvenier from the visits to the battle fields in the 20's and 30's painted up by a local. Or an old soldier wanted a record of his war and obtained a shell and painted it up, could have been anytime. Or someone has tried to increase the value of a shell by painting the details on it. As there was no difference, i believe, between the British and U.S helmets it could be a British issue shell rather than American.

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