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NKina91

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    Calvert Co. Maryland
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    My main interest is the united states civil war. My close seconds would be ww2 german and US memorabilia.

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  1. Just as a reference and follow up to this topic, Scott was able to look at them in hand and deemed them to be repros. Thanks to everyone who commented and Scott for his time. I’ll be marking these clearly inside as reproductions and keeping them as a lesson learned.
  2. thank you for your comments Dean. They helmets are getting shipped next week for Scott to check out in hand. If you would also like to see them, I’ll gladly send them your way after. I read the whole jkash thing but didn’t know you got taken by him. It’s a tough hobby with how good the fakes are getting. I just really want to make sure these are bad before i write them off. Costa, in the 09 thread it looks like the 3rd ID helmet was acquired and then attempted to be sold by estate man. I read on that post that he was a flagged person. Wether not he had a hand in making it or just acquired and tried to sell it, i don’t know. Hopefully Scott will be able to shed some light this coming week.
  3. Very well said and points well taken Pat. The reputation of the 3rd definitely precedes it and thus casts a shadow over both of the helmets now. I would be willing to send them to anyone willing to get a much closer look at them in hand just as a last measure to make sure. Either way i will be keeping them for a few reasons. One being that it will be a good reminder to myself that very good fakes are out there, and two that i wouldn’t want them to end up back for sale and ruining someone else’s day. I appreciate and respect everyone’s opinions here and want to thank everyone for their time spent looking at them. It’s a learning hobby and even though helmets are predominantly what I collect, we can all make a mistake or two. -Nick
  4. That’s definitely the same helmet as the one i purchased. So this one is an easy green fake? I’m not out much on either of them.
  5. You can see the cork texture under the painted panels. The rusted spots dont have paint in them.
  6. The rust does not appear to be under the painted panels but only under flaked spots. It definitely had other helmets stacked on top of it and took the paint down to bare metal allowing the rust to start. I thought i had posted the pics of the magnification. Better late than never!
  7. Hey guys, Here are the two newest arrivals to the collection. The 1st ID is a fixed bail and is missing most of the rim. The 3rd ID is a front seam swivel bail and had a ton of bright red surface rust on it. I was able to carefully remove most of it and chose not to touch the 3rd ID panels at all. The bright red rust has left its mark on the panels as seen in the photos. I took some microscope pics of them so you can see them in detail and give opinions. The helmets both sat in a garage for some time and the 3rd was definitely exposed to water unfortunately. In hand it looks original, but I figured I would get others opinions as well. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks! Nick
  8. Hey everyone, I am looking for opinions on these m36 suspenders. They are nicely marked froehlich co 1942. They have sewn on padding for the shoulders that has definitely been there a long time. Has anyone seen a modification like this or can anyone recognize the material? Thanks!
  9. I hope it make its way to you Grant. Good luck
  10. The seller posted the item on a Facebook group and asked for comments on its value. I genuinely didnt know at the time the liners value. I messaged him and said once value was established, i would like to make an offer. He told me to make an offer right then so i did. He accepted it and the money was paid. Thats when i saw the post here a few hours later. He messaged me and told me his friend who was commenting here was upset that he sold me the liner because he wanted it, made the same offer i did, but didnt have the money to pay for it. He asked that i post that the money was refunded so that his friend would leave him alone about it. I noticed at that time the value of the liner based on the posts on here and messaged him giving him the value and that he could refund me my money so that he could sell it for more. I dont collect helmets to make money off of either parties ignorance of price. He told me he was happy to keep our original deal if i sent him $150 more. I asked him if he was completely sure based on the helmets value. He agreed and the extra money was sent. He told me the helmet would be going out this morning. I woke up to an eBay listing of the liner and no refund. I had to confront him to get my money back. The guy is playing games and i hope whoever he made a deal with actually receives their liner. I have PayPal receipts and transcripts of the whole conversation for proof of all claims here incase anyone wanted to see that. -Nick
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