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Unknown possibly Kevlar helmet find at flea market


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I got this real cheap at the flea market and it looks like a US military Kevlar helmet but it feels a little lighter. The thickness appear to be the same but the lining is different. I couldn't find any markings inside the helmet. It has removal pieces of padding that are held in place by Velcro. Is this a real military helmet or maybe some kind of air soft gear?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'd buy it. Secondly it looks heavily used and dusty. Probably US used, maybe bought privately. It reminds me of the TBH or TBH II helmet, but there are a few differences. The service member could have bought this for use if they couldn't get a hold of an ACH or didn't like the PASGT. Nice pick up :)

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I'd buy it. Secondly it looks heavily used and dusty. Probably US used, maybe bought privately. It reminds me of the TBH or TBH II helmet, but there are a few differences. The service member could have bought this for use if they couldn't get a hold of an ACH or didn't like the PASGT. Nice pick up :)

Thanks so it is a legitimate US military helmet and not something made for the paintball and air soft groups.

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Honestly, I think it's a plastic replica helmet. I've seen ones that look like it at an army navy store in CA. Pretty sure it's not ballistic protection IMHO.

 

-Rich

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I believe it's a plastic play helmet. We cheated & had some that best that I can remember looked like this to work ranges & save our necks from the weight. We just had ACU covers on them with reflective helmet bands & range instead of our issue ACHs. I'm certain I still have it somewhere at home to compare if ya like.

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Did some research on this after i posted, and it looks like it might be an Armorsource lid. I can't find pics of the interior of the helmet to confirm their strap system though. We can help dispel it being real/fake fairly quickly, weigh it. IF its somewhere around 3-4 pounds, should be legit kevlar. If its 1-2, it's likely plastic.

 

I have zero doubt about it being kevlar and used by a service member or possibly a contractor. The Velcro on it, wear, dust, and grime all point to it being legit.

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I have no way of weighing the helmet but it feels more like 2 pounds instead of 3 to 4 pounds. I pulled out all of the padding and found no decals or markings of any kind inside of the helmet. I had a feeling this was some sort of copy for the paintball and/or air soft crowd. Many thanks for everyone's input on this helmet.

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I have no way of weighing the helmet but it feels more like 2 pounds instead of 3 to 4 pounds. I pulled out all of the padding and found no decals or markings of any kind inside of the helmet. I had a feeling this was some sort of copy for the paintball and/or air soft crowd. Many thanks for everyone's input on this helmet.

 

If you don't mind me asking, 2 things. How much are you in to it, and what are your plans for it?

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