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Hi,

 

This helmet has been sent to a friend of mine who has been tasked to sell it on consignment. First he would like to make sure if it's all correct or not.

What do you guys think, is it OK or has it been enhanced?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Dave

 

 

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Just now, thunderbolts45 said:

Not an original.

 

That's a shame, could you possibly elaborate? 

The whole thing is fake or just the painted on decals, rank etc?

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sgtdorango

I agree the inland para liner looks original from those pics but the shell and paint job is extremely questionable....mike

Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!

 

 

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call it a 1/2 & 1/2 lid. half real and half crap.

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Thanks for the replies so far guys. 

So the liner is ok but the shell isn't, what about the chin strap etc? What makes the shell fake?

Sorry for the questions but I know absolutely nothing about lids, so am just trying to learn.

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ArchangelDM

Leather chinstrap is a reproduction and the paint looks really off, the officers stripe on the back could be a runway ! 
 

Insignia is not correct, I'm thinking An old reproduction as the inland liner looks good 

 

- Dean 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

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Thanks all again.

 

Strange putting an original liner into a fake shell, are original shells hard to acquire?

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15 minutes ago, David B said:

Thanks all again.

 

Strange putting an original liner into a fake shell, are original shells hard to acquire?

They are incredibly hard to acquire, that liner is also incredibly hard to acquire 

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Ah I see, thank you.

 

So the only part that's original is the liner, which is scarce. Any idea how much the liner is potentially worth?

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sgtdorango

$1500 easy

Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!

 

 

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Burning Hazard

The D-bails have wrong feet which is a dead giveaway that they're reproductions

Shell OD3 chinstraps look like reproductions as well

Shell markings are artificially aged repros

Leather liner chinstrap is Euro clone

Leather chin cup looks like Navy talker type

 

Only gem in there is the original Inland jump liner that's in super+ condition.

 

Pat

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Cap Camouflage Pattern I

IF the shell was really it would be in the ballpark of $2000, IF the painted markings were real, the sky is the limit. Originals essentially don't exist and 2/506th is one of if not the most widely desired US helmets in the world. 

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Brilliant, thank you all for taking the time to look over the helmet..I really do appreciate it!

 

At least it's not all bad and the liner is an original.

 

Thanks again!

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