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Everything posted by aef1917

  1. Oh really? Then why is this guy shooting helmets with a .45 and why do they just have dents in them?
  2. Helmets aren't guns. Also, in before the "it's your helmet do what you want" crowd.
  3. It's a shame you missed the pinned "Oiling Your Helmets & Other Helmet Preservation Misconceptions" before you slopped it all over your helmet.
  4. I think it's original but overpriced for the condition it's in.
  5. The only relevant history listed in Dornbusch or Controvich is Greetings from the 52nd U.S. Infantry, Chickamauga Park, Georgia, 1917. It's only 22 pages, so there might not be that much information in it.
  6. He had a tax # so maybe he could. When I talked with customer support, they specifically stated that it was done by the seller, not ebay. Delaware does not have sales tax so I should not have been invoiced for it, since it's based on shipping address. I bought two other items this week and was not charged sales tax on either.
  7. Nope, I called ebay support and the seller was attempting fraud. If you live in a state with sales tax, know your rate and check it against your total. Also avoid ebay seller militarfotosammler.
  8. I saw that one there. If you look closely, that's an 82nd Division insignia under the camo, and the 82nd had a bunch of 307th units.
  9. This is weird. I got an invoice today that included tax even though there is no sales tax in DE.
  10. The Manlius School. A search here should turn up more examples.
  11. Don't touch it. It's got great patina.
  12. Any complete WWI Mk. I/m1917 helmet is worth $100 in good condition.
  13. Yes, they are on both sides.
  14. Only 35,000 were made for use with the Wilmer eye shield.
  15. Take a look at page 11 in American Paratrooper Helmets by de Trez.
  16. Sorry, I thought you were a collector who was interested in the history of the liner rather than someone using the forum to flog an item for a few bucks. My bad.
  17. Driven to what? Buy it so you could post it here and then put it right back on ebay? I don't get it.
  18. You seem very insistent on making this helmet into what you want it to be. That's a tendency that helmet collectors should work to eliminate.
  19. A cursory search of findagrave turned up a couple of J. Madars who served in Korea/Vietnam. The late liner and glossy paint would fit with that.
  20. Nice one. You don't see them with the plain tree too often.
  21. That's an overly broad generalization that is not in line with the facts,
  22. There's not much in the way of reference books specifically on WWI US helmets currently. Steel Pots and Painted Steel by Chris Armold have reasonably solid basic information, as does U.S. Combat Helmets of the 20th Century by Mark Reynosa. The two-volume The History of the Steel Helmet in the First World War by Branislav Radovic and Michael Haselgrove is a good general reference for WWI helmets of all nations. These books all tend to rely heavily on Bashford Dean's Helmets and Body Armor in Modern Warfare, which is absolutely essential and easily found in digital form. Don't be afrai
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