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any body here put this up on u-pay???

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cant pin this on me---------- never had a AAAO lid.

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Costa, so what is the story on this one....? Any...? At first glance I drool but then my age and experience says step away after 5 seconds...! Too good to be true.... Just like I do when I run across a Rattlesnake here in Northern California during the summer..... Back away, slowly.......... And stay alive to hike another day, hike over, go the other way...... Regards, Chris

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cant pin this on me---------- never had a AAAO lid.

 

costa, do you have concerns with this helmet? I think the helmet looks good, but I would not buy it without being able to examine it either first or if there is a return period. I am always skeptical of helmets with insignia.

Always interested in WW2 or Korean War helmets and uniforms from the 3rd infantry division.

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Yep, Keith, time for you to spill the beans. What do ya know of this one? "Sight for sore eyes"

 

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Peg6 i think you have your Costas mixed up, this one is Mitch

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I don't like the way the AAAO looks. paint doesn't look that old. mind you im not a pro but, the rust in the AAAO looks aged.

 

costa, do you have concerns with this helmet? I think the helmet looks good, but I would not buy it without being able to examine it either first or if there is a return period. I am always skeptical of helmets with insignia.

 

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I don't like the way the AAAO looks. paint doesn't look that old. mind you im not a pro but, the rust in the AAAO looks aged.

 

 

At first when I looked at this one I thought it was OK but when I took a second look at it a day or two later the rust was what stood out to me. Almost looks applied to me.

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Paint looks aged to me, if you look at the white paint the brown oxidation or dirt doesnt extend past the white paint at all. Paint age and wear just doesnt match for me

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Hard to say for this one. You can see signs of micro-cracking, something that I haven't seen on fakes yet unless there is some new technique being used.

 

Really, the only way to confirm this helmet is to take a loupe and see if the rusting is coming from underneath the paint and not on top.

 

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If this isn't relevant, mods can delete. I saw this Christmas card on eBay and didn't know how best to connect it to the marking on the helmet in question.

I'm assuming this card dates from Dec 1945. Further evidence of the " AAAO " in use.

 

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Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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