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#1 ArchangelDM

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 03:23 AM

I have recently added this to the collection,
Unfortunately I am away for 3 weeks so I wont know if its named yet, but I must say Im a little excited to hold her.

Ok ! Im a little more than excited, Im speechless still from the photos.

Ill let them do the talking

- Dean

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#2 ArchangelDM

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 03:25 AM

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#3 ArchangelDM

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 03:26 AM

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 04:15 AM

WOW!  That's a beauty!  Congrats!

 

Can't wait to see how you display that one with your collection.

 

 



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 04:20 AM

WOW!  That's a beauty!  Congrats!
 
Can't wait to see how you display that one with your collection.
 
 


Thankyou Gene

Ill box this one in glass like the other raider helmet to keep people from handling it

Thanks again my Friend

- Dean

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 04:26 AM

Good idea!



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 04:28 AM

Congratulation Dean!
A beautiful helmet! I saw this one too but seems that you were faster!

Hopefully theres a name in it to give it a story.

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 04:31 AM

Congratulation Dean!
A beautiful helmet! I saw this one too but seems that you were faster!

Hopefully theres a name in it to give it a story.


Thanks Blue

Name or not Im just over the moon but would love the story on this one

- Dean

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 05:16 AM

Top shelf setup - A true beauty - well done!!



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 05:30 AM

Top shelf setup - A true beauty - well done!!

Thanks MDK - I love how filthy it is, a true beauty in my opinion also

- Dean

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 05:39 AM

When I’m back I will search for a name in the liner, fingers crossed I can get a lead

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 06:20 AM

Wow, I'm not sure how you're going to contain yourself for those three weeks, I know I'd be like a kid waiting to open presents on Christmas morning!

 

I'm really looking forward on seeing/reading more on this one when you get it in hand.

 

Do my eyes deceive me or is that a Hood Rubber liner?



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 06:26 AM

Wow, I'm not sure how you're going to contain yourself for those three weeks, I know I'd be like a kid waiting to open presents on Christmas morning!
 
I'm really looking forward on seeing/reading more on this one when you get it in hand.
 
Do my eyes deceive me or is that a Hood Rubber liner?


Thanks for the kind comments.
Its a rare low pressure liner, could be an SC or hood , made 1942 for sure. So falls in line nicely for a raider set. Whats awesome is that the paint thats on the inside Of the liner is the paint used on the outside of the helmet, so both are original to each other. Plus the liner looks to have been camo painted.
All will be revealed

- Dean

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 06:48 AM

Amazing period photo of a burlap cover with a hand made net like mine, almost identical in every way

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 06:48 AM

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:44 AM

Thanks for the kind comments.
Its a rare low pressure liner, could be an SC or hood , made 1942 for sure.

- Dean

 

A great helmet indeed...! I'll vote for a Hood liner at this point, I don't see the slight cut-outs on the sides for the bales like a St. Clair would have.
 



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:46 AM

Congrats Dean - was this the one that was at the MAX show?

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:52 AM

Wow that might be cooler than your other one👍🏻😮....mike

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:06 AM

A great helmet indeed...! I'll vote for a Hood liner at this point, I don't see the slight cut-outs on the sides for the bales like a St. Clair would have.

  

Congrats Dean - was this the one that was at the MAX show?

  

Wow that might be cooler than your other one....mike


Thanks everforward I would agree it’s a Hood , thank you for the kind words.

Also yes it was bought at the Max show I think blacksmith, thanks for the kind comments.

Thanks Mike, I agree with you, but it’s a hard choice between Raider helmets

- Dean

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:35 AM

Now that is awesome!  Congrats on an incredible find!



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:38 AM

Another one?



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:40 AM

Now that is awesome!  Congrats on an incredible find!


Thankyou Sir

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:44 AM

Another one?


Hey Cap

Yes thats now 2 raider helmets

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:52 AM

Wow I love that helmet, I really hope that you can find a researchable name because there has to be an amazing history to this one. 



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 10:02 AM

Dean, is there any words that can really discribe how you truly feel. CONGRATULATIONS on this helmet, she is an incredible find and having two of such a rare helmet is is unbelievable. I’m very happy for you and looking forward to more pictures.


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