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Opinions on this latest find

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:26 pm
by iowa1111
Please offer opinions on this Haube as I have a few of my own and want to confirm my suspicions. Parts look fake and later addition to it. Thanks

Joe H

Re: Opinions on this latest find

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:32 pm
by Foxdoublegunner
Joe,
In your first picture it looks like it might have some extra holes for a different size Wappen. In general it looks like it is in pretty rough shape. It wouldn't hold any interest for me but I don't know what the offering price is nor what your interests are.

Ricardo

Re: Opinions on this latest find

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:13 am
by joerookery
Joe,

This is in really rough shape and that chinstrap thing is totally bogus. The cockades are beyond weird. It was an original helmet but would need a great deal of work. Perhaps Brian might have a more optimistic opinion.

Re: Opinions on this latest find

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:37 am
by timp_be
Hello.

Some parts are iron painted in silver (visor trim...)?

Best regards

timp_be

Re: Opinions on this latest find

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:06 am
by poniatowski
I think your gut feeling is right on this one Joe. The others have pointed out shortcomings of this and the fact that the wappen looks to be replaced is enough to take this one off of the consideration list IMHO. It will be one you wished you hadn't purchased later on.
Welcome to the forum!

:D Ron

Re: Opinions on this latest find

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:03 pm
by b.loree
As Joe R said...chin strap is totally wrong. I would also pull the liner tongues up out of the shell and check the visor seams from the inside, using a flash light, look for any signs of glue/contact cement. I think the visors have been glued on. You can also examine the exterior visor stitching lines for areas where there is no thread visible but the visor fits close to the shell. No thread but close fit means glue! I would also not invest any money in this piece.

Re: Opinions on this latest find

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:08 pm
by iowa1111
Thanks for the input, the helmet seemed like a bad addition and really off. I am glad I passed on it and my initial thoughts were confirmed. Thanks to everyone for the advice.

Joe H

Re: Opinions on this latest find

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:02 am
by joerookery
Good job Joe H!

Re: Opinions on this latest find

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:35 pm
by b.loree
That's a big part of what this forum is about Joe H, to help keep each other from getting sucked into buying bogus stuff.