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    The entire helmet is a cheap fake.
    Willi

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      Originally posted by Willi Z. View Post
      The entire helmet is a cheap fake.
      Thanks Willi for your prompt reply. In the interests of educating those of us who are not as knowledgeable in these things, but are keen to learn, could you please expand on your answer, giving specific reasons you dont like it,
      Thanks,
      Eric.

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        Hi Eric, this is a particularly ugly & crude fake. A dreadful con.
        The bowl / shell shape in itself is way off, as are the black rubber shock pads, leather liner and straps. If you read through just some of the very many threads on real m38 helmets posted, the difference is chalk and cheese, and you will see what I mean.

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          Originally posted by eubank View Post
          Hi Eric, this is a particularly ugly & crude fake. A dreadful con.
          The bowl / shell shape in itself is way off, as are the black rubber shock pads, leather liner and straps. If you read through just some of the very many threads on real m38 helmets posted, the difference is chalk and cheese, and you will see what I mean.
          Thanks Eubank,
          I'm beginning to get an eye for them, but it's always good to get opinions from those with more knowledge.

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            Eric, the only way to clearly see good from bad is to handle and/or study known originals. Words alone can't help.
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              Lovely fake on EvilBAY

              https://www.ebay.nl/itm/fallschirmja...8AAOSw-eleFmGc

              "Ww2 fallschirmjager DD helmet ET68 nice original barnfind condition bid whith confidence "

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                German m37 fallschirmjager helmet

                Could it be?

                https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GERMAN-M3...0AAOSw~qVeWUA2

                Will

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                  Originally posted by Willmore View Post
                  Could it be
                  a fake?

                  Sure it is

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                    Originally posted by Gran Sasso View Post
                    a fake?

                    Sure it is
                    It looks like it will go for a lot of money already.

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                      £165??

                      It looks like one from a British collection, where the guy paid $18,000 for each fake years ago. I think he had 5 or 6 of them.....

                      The write-up said he was collecting for 50 years and selling it for health reasons.

                      Saving the photos for those who are not familiar with these notorious fakes. I first encountered them at the 1993 Max Show in Baltimore (fresh from Northern Italy) when they were selling for $10,000.
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                        Originally posted by Willi Z. View Post
                        £165??

                        It looks like one from a British collection, where the guy paid $18,000 for each fake years ago. I think he had 5 or 6 of them.....

                        The write-up said he was collecting for 50 years and selling it for health reasons.

                        Saving the photos for those who are not familiar with these notorious fakes. I first encountered them at the 1993 Max Show in Baltimore (fresh from Northern Italy) when they were selling for $10,000.


                        The bidding is now at £500 with 3 days left on the auction.
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                          Auction ended early with 2 days left. Some fool probably made the seller an offer he couldn't refuse. We shall see it again one day....
                          Willi

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                            FJ helmet. Opinions please.

                            Greetings collectors,

                            What is your opinion of this one?

                            https://www.proxibid.com//Firearms-M...neVerify=1&sap

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                              Originally posted by beachgrip View Post
                              Greetings collectors,

                              What is your opinion of this one?

                              https://www.proxibid.com//Firearms-M...neVerify=1&sap
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                              Ranger Boats. There is no substitute

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                                Don't buy it.
                                ... Unless you want a copy.

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