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liner rivet question

Post by JTD » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:40 am

Easy question here. Are all the round end liner rivets fake? OR Are there anything but square ends accepted as real? Thanks, John

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Re: liner rivet question

Post by Stahlhelm » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:43 pm

The simple answer is yes, round ended liner pins were not used in WW1 German helmets. (I can't say if this is true for WW1 Austro-Hungarian models).

These are the round-ended repros I'm referring to:
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Original pins have clipped ends and corners, whether they're cut straight across or not. These pins are faked too however. The round ended ones are just easier to spot as fakes.
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Re: liner rivet question

Post by aicusv » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:34 pm

I just looked at some of my steel helmets and it appears to me that the front pins are square, while the reaar one is rounded.
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Re: liner rivet question

Post by Blinker » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:10 pm

I would say they are not all fake.
It is hard to say, perhaps comparing the size (In mm/In)
I saw also original round ended liner pins on hemets which were not faked. :D

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Re: liner rivet question

Post by Stahlhelm » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:16 pm

Blinker wrote:I would say they are not all fake.
It is hard to say, perhaps comparing the size (In mm/In)
I saw also original round ended liner pins on hemets which were not faked. :D
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