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Is this helmet genuine or repro

Discussion in 'War44 General Forums' started by Darren paul, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Darren paul

    Darren paul New Member

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    Hi all new to this forum
    Have been offered this helmet but I’ve no idea whether it’s genuine
     

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    green slime Member Patron  

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    I wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole.
     
  3. Darren paul

    Darren paul New Member

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    Hi there
    What are the reasons it’s non genuine
    So I know for future helmets
     
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    RRA227 Member Patron  

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    SS and Red Cross should not be on the same helmet. The helmet shell is good. The rest? What maker is the chin strap? What marks are on the inner band? I would not but it is it is costly. $50 or so? No big deal. Buy it. More than that. No. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude Patron  

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    Skipper is the resident helmet expert. What he says goes.
     
  6. jagdpanther44

    jagdpanther44 Battlefield wanderer

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    I have to agree with Rich, decals are wrong, chinstrap is repro and the liner is hard to assess without better photos.
    The shell appears to be genuine but there should also be a 2 or 3 letter stamp on the inner rim to indicate which company manufactured it.
    If you can let me know what the letters are I might then be able to tell what branch of service the helmet was originally issued to.

    Anything with SS runes attached to it always rings alarm bells for me!
     
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