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  1. I reached out earlier to the seller for more info on it and this is what he said. Out of curiosity what do you expect the final price to end at? https://www.ebay.com/itm/164649687002 "Hello. Thanks for looking. Only that it came out of an estate sale in Indiana. Also picked up a Rock ola M1 but other things had already been sold. I tried to identify the owner but was unable. Can anything be found from painted numbers inside? It's a pretty cool helmet I just bought a pretty high dollar pistol so I'm letting this go. Wish I could tell ya more. Thanks for looking."
  2. I've been watching this helmet and would be interested in hearing others opinions on the insignia. It appears that the insignia does not directly match the 106th Cavalry but is similar. Is this normal too see on period painted items? I like what I see but I've been wrong before. Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Original-WWII-US-Army-106th-Cavalry-Battle-Patrol-M1-FS-SB-Painted-Helmet/124523763569?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Db45e7cf8cc2443c9aa2743dc222f7c18%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D124523763569%2
  3. Beautiful helmet, how did you come across it? And which book is that shown in? Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
  4. I think it would be helpful if when a helmet is posted that the person includes the story of how they received it whether direct from the vet, through the family, an estate sale from the vets trunk, etc. - Alec Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
  5. Dave thanks for posting this discussion. I'm excited to see what shows up. Dave awesome helmet, love the background information on him (impressive!) and Grant, excellent liner. Awesome that there are pics to go along with it. Thanks for sharing. - Alec
  6. Dave, Fortunately the seller of the 2nd Ranger helmet cancelled the sale at my request, and I did not bid on this one, only watched. I do not plan to place a bid on a painted helmet until I am able to get feedback from forum members, since I'm not experienced enough to make that judgement myself yet. I think any confidence I had got knocked down after the ranger helmet. I will focus on learning, gaining experience, keeping a level head, and carefully bidding/buying moving forward. I would rather pass on a good helmet than buy a bad one. I've wondered to myself before, how many helm
  7. Thanks everyone for the feedback. Not being familiar with original painted helmets I appreciate the help a lot. With each post I continue to learn more and until I feel confident I will continue to gratefully lean on you guys. Dean thanks for the explanation, it's good to understand the methods to the end product. Now that you mentioned that, I can see the difference between the original aged cracking and the heat gun induced type. Do you happen to have any pictures of this helmet? Sounds like a nice one! Thanks, Alec
  8. Hi, I was wondering what others thoughts are on this helmet. Does the painted insignia appear to be period done? I thought it looked good, but some more experienced eyes would be appreciated. It also seems to be an unusual chinstrap setup on the helmet. https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-5TH-INFANTRY-DIVISION-M1-HELMET-FIXED-bail-/224305923125?nma=true&si=adJtqbxd6Qvq1kPJH%2BojHyFrGjo%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  9. Fair question! I was asking myself the same question. I think I was trying to convince myself it was good despite the what I was seeing. I was waiting to get feedback before sending money, so the worst I'll be out is a bad ebay rating. A little frustrated with myself for not listening to my gut more, something to keep in mind moving forward. Thanks for the feedback everyone.
  10. Yes, I did. It definitely gave me concern on top of the other red flags I saw.
  11. I just put the winning bid on this helmet, albeit only because there was a return policy. I've been away from the hobby for a few years (hard to pay for college and collect helmets!) so my helmet instincts are probably a bit rusty. When I initially saw it I thought it was promising, but the more I look at it the more it concerns me. First off I know how incredibly rare rangers helmets are so seeing it on eBay already has me skeptical. It looks like the other main bidder has only 1 buyer feedback. There are marks around the "2" that look like they may be bare steel, which don't appear anywhere
  12. Sorry I only date McCords.. Just a personal preference
  13. Like it has been said, just go for it! The eBay listing has ended, it looks like someone swooped in and grabbed it. Alec
  14. The member shcpirate has the missing Verdun MP helmet ,which he has posted earlier. I'll let him add it to the thread if he likes. Alec
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