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    Bing(?) Steel Ersatz with unusual construction including 8 liner pins.

    This is a great possibility. I’ve seen the posts on the SOS example as well as a relic dug infantry example that is more similar to mine than the officer’s example. From my work in historic preservation I’ve learned that aluminum reacts somewhat corrosively when fastened by non-aluminum screws...
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    Bing(?) Steel Ersatz with unusual construction including 8 liner pins.

    This is a helmet I’ve researched a great deal through many reference books and haven’t found any other examples minus one other one on this site. It has 8 liner pins connecting to a metal liner band. Everything in the construction looks legit and period, it’s just that it’s a construction that I...
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    Strange Metal M15 Ersatz photos

    I’ve conducted a magnet test and have concluded that the helmet is NOT STEEL! The shell itself is not magnetic and is therefore not steel. The Wappen, spike base, spike, rivets, and metal liner band are magnetic, however. I’m unsure if this means that it’s either tin or aluminum. Does anyone...
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    Strange Metal M15 Ersatz photos

    I’m sorry everyone I’ve tried posting several times and the photos won’t post. I’ve gotten them onto Imgur as suggested but it still won’t let me import onto here https://imgur.com/gallery/ol1WUd2
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    Strange Metal M15 Ersatz photos

    Hello all, I’ve finally received the Metal Ersatz helmet I posted about a month ago and am now posting better up close photos as requested by b.loree. Unfortunately as expected both the chinstrap and cockades are reproductions. I was told that the underside and how the Wappen and bolts are...
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    M18 Ear Cut out

    Yes, there is! It's R1783. Here's a photo.
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    M18 Ear Cut out

    whoops, here is the front.
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    M18 Ear Cut out

    Hello all apologies as my last post on the helmet had the photos deleted somehow... Have received the M18 Cut out and it is indeed genuine, angles and maker's stamp and all. I believe the damage to be de-milling as opposed to shrapnel damage unfortunately. Please let me know what you think of it!
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    M18 Ear Cut Out

    Hey guys, wondering about this damaged M18 ECO. The last pic shows as too large but it has ET 64 and looks all good to me. Was wondering with its current condition what a good price would be to pay for this. Looks to retain a good amount of original paint but obviously no liner and there is...
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    Latest Find ...

    Just a gorgeous helmet! Love the detailed photo work as well! Doesn’t get much better than this!
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    Medic’s M1915 Adrian

    Wanted to share this very nice French Medic’s Adrian in my collection.. complete with chinstrap and early blue liner.
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    Ersatz Metal Pickelhaube I’ve just won on Grenadier auctions...

    Thank you very much for your insight! I’m glad we were able to pinpoint its make, I was rather confused on that. Other than the chinstrap I’m confident that this is completely original and I will likely search for a replacement chinstrap. Overall I am happy with the purchase and I’m sure it will...
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    Ersatz Metal Pickelhaube I’ve just won on Grenadier auctions...

    I never said they were the same helmet the illustration references that these helmets were repainted feldgrau in 1917. Are you saying that you think this entire helmet is a reproduction?
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    Ersatz Metal Pickelhaube I’ve just won on Grenadier auctions...

    Here is the illustration from the book I’m referencing.
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    Ersatz Metal Pickelhaube I’ve just won on Grenadier auctions...

    Thank you for these lovely photos of your steel Pickelhaube, but the helmet itself doesn’t look to be a one-piece steel helmet like yours does, it has separate visor pieces from what I can see. After doing more research and looking at illustrations from “Pickelhauben” by Johansson, this looks...
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