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#1 1canpara

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 09:30 AM

This is an odd one, looks like some rigger attached ear cups that were badly stitched, but the interesting feature is the apparently hand-crafted leather USMC EGA patch on the front. Very unique looking helmet. I dont have it in hand yet, (these are the sellers photos) but a trusted forum member has had a close look at it for me and says it looks legit 👍🏼😊

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#2 Wake1941

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 09:32 AM

The EGA looks more 50s/60s to me, but Ive never seen one sewn on this way either

#3 Baron3-6

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 09:48 AM

The EGA looks more 50s/60s to me, but Ive never seen one sewn on this way either

 

Agree - EGA looks much later than the helmet.  Looks like something assembled for a display piece much later.  I'd also add that the ear cup stitching looks very fresh - they sell loose ear cups on ebay quite often. 


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#4 1canpara

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 09:53 AM

Anything is possible, but I thought it was worth the shot for something that’s a little different. The ear cups concern me more than the EGA patch, but again, there are so many things we haven’t seen or have photographic evidence of, I figure that there’s always a chance a pilot customised his helmet.


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