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Old 11-14-2017, 08:35 AM   #1
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I would appreciate your opinion on this helmet. The shell is an original M42 ET66, Lot # 2509 and I know that the liner is a reproduction and someone tried to touch up two of the rivets. My main question is about the camouflage.

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Old 11-14-2017, 03:22 PM   #6
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I dont like it
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I agree.....not a good one.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:20 PM   #8
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Pics are not the best -but from what I see I would have concerns.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:19 AM   #9
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Thank you for confirming my fears about this.

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very good reproduction...it lacks the patina of original items...
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:08 AM   #11
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Yes it is quite a good attempt at faking a camo but
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Old 11-18-2017, 02:03 PM   #12
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I had a feeling from the start that this was fake and thatís why I bid low but still ended up with it as the other bidder stopped before he hit the price. It didnít come from eBay but from GunBrokers where I have had good luck with handguns but I have a feeling the other bidder was a friend of the seller! Newbie mistake!

My question is should I leave the helmet as is and keep it or try to sell it to someone else, (knowing itís fake I have problems with this option.) Stripping the fake camo and cleaning it up for display or strip it and repaint it in the correct base color for display? My goal is not to make money but keep it for display and pass it on to my grandson.

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I had a feeling from the start that this was fake and thatís why I bid low but still ended up with it as the other bidder stopped before he hit the price. It didnít come from eBay but from GunBrokers where I have had good luck with handguns but I have a feeling the other bidder was a friend of the seller! Newbie mistake!

My question is should I leave the helmet as is and keep it or try to sell it to someone else, (knowing itís fake I have problems with this option.) Stripping the fake camo and cleaning it up for display or strip it and repaint it in the correct base color for display? My goal is not to make money but keep it for display and pass it on to my grandson.

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Ones integrity should never be compromised by trying to move a fake on to the next collector.
Can you return it?
Otherwise you should leave it as it is and either sell it as what it is or keep it as a display piece, some collectors use fillers in their collections until they own the real thing while others of us are purists and only accept originals.
Personally I would move it on and put the loss down to experience and seek a genuine untouched original as you don't want to one day leave your grandson anything less than a real historical artifact.
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I agree with you about compromising ones integrity by trying to sell it to another collector, as I said that really wasnít an option for me. The only way I would sell it is to let the buyer know that it is not original upfront. Unfortunately I am unable to return it but will be leaving negative feedback for the purchase. I have already put the loss down as a learning experience. Thanks for you advice.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:10 PM   #15
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I agree with you about compromising ones integrity by trying to sell it to another collector, as I said that really wasnít an option for me. The only way I would sell it is to let the buyer know that it is not original upfront. Unfortunately I am unable to return it but will be leaving negative feedback for the purchase. I have already put the loss down as a learning experience. Thanks for you advice.
My pleasure. Keep and eye on the estand some nice examples pop up and donít be shy to ask for opinions the guys here will help you make a good purchase.
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