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Not an expert, but I would always be skeptical because there are a lot of fakes and there are some pretty good fake ones out there. It is worth noting that this seems to be fairly well done and to be very similar to the helmet posted by this museum: http://rvnhs.com/museum/headgear/bietdongquanhelmet.html and this one posted on the forum previously: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/124779-arvn-ranger-helmet-m1-erdl/

. Either way it is still a pretty good example that would make a good display piece.

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Tons of fakes....It looks cool. But I'd say its repro.


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most likely a reproduction, ARVN helmets are like Saving Private Ryan "Captan Miller" helmets

 

they keep reproducing the same helmet over and over, I really doubt it's original, cant be that many out there, most never made it back or were salvaged by the PAVN, repainted and reused.

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