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    #46
    Agreed, all fake.

    Did the guy really say his advice was to "buy the seller, not the item?"....
    Willi

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      #47
      Willi,
      No, that's an old saying in the watch collector community which I adhere to (both the saying and watch collecting). The basic line is: if you feel uneasy about the seller and you are not 100% sure, then walk away since most probably the item is not good. It's a combination of psychology and some basic research about the seller really.
      It usually works for me, especially on ebay

      I just noticed a further thing, the pictures he sent me of the first helmet (ebay item 6550327128 as featured above) doesn't match the picture in the ebay ad!!!

      I take it both helmets are 100% repro, or?
      Last edited by Sigurd Helge; 08-05-2005, 05:06 AM.

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        #48
        Early FJ on Manions

        There is currently an early model FJ shell on Manions. I does have the liner
        ring...could this one be original ? Or are they making repro's of these now too..
        The item is 5738985
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          #49
          Decal picture ???

          Would all early FJ shells have two decals ?????
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            #50
            I'll leave the shell to the pro's but that eagle doesn't look right. I can identify several details that look wrong.

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              #51
              http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...0450&rd=1&rd=1

              is it real helmet or repro? the price is damn high..

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                #52
                Originally posted by nikko
                http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...0450&rd=1&rd=1

                is it real helmet or repro? the price is damn high..
                Repro. High price for a fake.

                Bill, yes they are faking M37s. That is a M37 modified for an M38 liner. I suspect it is a fake M38 that someone has added M35 style rivets and added the slots.
                Willi

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                  #53
                  Another one for "inspection".

                  Opinions?
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                    #54
                    pic 2
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                      #55
                      pic 3
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                        #56
                        Have you a close up of the inside of the female press stud (Popper) on the chin strap?

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                          #57
                          No press stud picture yet but I'm awaiting one.
                          I am concerned about the wear of the liner which doesn't look right for a +60 year old helmet. Looks somewhat "artificial".

                          Have received a close-up of the eagle though and at least this looks very . Perhaps the same goes for the rest of the helmet, but I need expert opinions to confirm this.
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                          Last edited by Sigurd Helge; 08-08-2005, 09:21 AM.

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                            #58
                            Yes, I agree the eagle is " " , and its camo become to very "questionable" now.

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                              #59
                              And,...
                              IMHO its liner is reproduction. its rubber pad looks not right, and the "dirt" not into the gap of band. odd leather color, an artificial aged liner.

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                                #60
                                Manions Para Helm

                                If it's on Manions you can bet your A** it's fake

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