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Old 01-20-2011, 01:54 AM   #1
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What do you think about? I don't have more photos, there is some rust overall and a crack on the back.....thanks for looking
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:55 AM   #2
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:56 AM   #3
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..particular of the stamp inside the liner but unreadable...
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:36 AM   #4
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Nicely done, but probably too good to be true.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:01 PM   #5
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I like it .
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:58 AM   #6
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Hello Tora,

this type of item is arguably one of the most sought after, difficult to find items from the conflict.

Seasoned collectors of ARVN militaria have encountered only a couple of examples that they have ever felt comfortable with over many years of looking, and generally people treat these items with extreme caution when they surface.

Unlike other fields of helmet collecting ( as an example WW2 German) there is nothing like the vast pool of examples to compare, contrast and learn from with ARVN ranger helmets. They are rare in the true sense of the word.

The problems with the supplied images is that there is too much artificial light/flash bouncing off the shell. It may help you to request some more taken in natural daylight. I do find it odd that the level of deterioration to the liner interior has not been replicated to the straps affixed to the shell, or mirrored by wear to the shell itself. This does suggest the two have been 'mated' together at some point in the recent past....
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:22 AM   #7
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Tora,
As Patrick said, these helmets can be very tricky. This helmet does display some features that I look for in an original BDQ helmet. Unfortunately the main feature that I like in one of these helmets I will not devulge here, as the fakers would only pick up on it. Owen knows what it is as we talked about it at last years SOS
I would need a hands on inspection of this one to confirm it, but from what I see in these pictures, I certainly would not immediately discount it. Jeff
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Jeff ,
Good to have you on .
Yep its got the look.
See you at the SOS .
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Tora,
As Patrick said, these helmets can be very tricky. This helmet does display some features that I look for in an original BDQ helmet. Unfortunately the main feature that I like in one of these helmets I will not devulge here, as the fakers would only pick up on it. Owen knows what it is as we talked about it at last years SOS
I would need a hands on inspection of this one to confirm it, but from what I see in these pictures, I certainly would not immediately discount it. Jeff
I totally agree with you Jeff about the fact do not devulge here the feature you like and as soon as I will ahve it on my hands I will do more shots at the sunlight , as Patrick written,in order to understand it better!
Thank you so much for your attention.
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Jeff ,
Good to have you on .
Yep its got the look.
See you at the SOS .
owen
Thanks also to you, Owen, for your opinion.
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