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Legitimate Argentinian war helmets??

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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,998 ✭✭✭✭ohnonotgmail


    they were just the US M1 helmet. Not sure if you are going to be able to tell if they were argentinian issue. i dont remember that helmet cover being used by the argies in the falklands. that was a US only thing.

    Correction: the first link shows a plain green helmet cover. so possibly argentinian but no way to be sure. the price is ridiculous though


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,998 ✭✭✭✭ohnonotgmail


    i would also be very dubious of any claims of battle damage


  • Registered Users Posts: 155 ✭✭ODriscoll


    Did you see what that helmet just fetched :eek:£705:eek:
    To think, I messaged the seller to ask for any evidence, and they said they could not provide any! Can't believe what people pay based on a story. Perverse to want it if(big if) it was real anyway imo.
    I have checked the other out and that seems to be the real McCoy, the name in the hat matches a Argentine soldier who was in the war, a Sgt Majors.
    GUYET, Carlos Joaquin - Doc.: 5273682 - grado: Subof My
    http://www.mindef.gov.ar/mindef_malvinas/resultado_vet_guerra_eje_tot.html?a=1
    Still a rake of money even at the start price, but suppose compared the jackanory helmet, it looks cheap.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,998 ✭✭✭✭ohnonotgmail


    that price is crazy. unreal. if you want some info on what to look for take a look here. Supposedly genuine argie helmets have a telltale spot weld mark to look for.

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/world-steel-helmets/falklands-war-argie-helmet-369606/


  • Registered Users Posts: 155 ✭✭ODriscoll


    Interesting, Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭tac foley


    Last time but one I was there, there was a pile of about two thousand of them, many with elasticated scrim net holders on them. A good few of them were converted into p*ss pots by the locals, the rest were piled up for scrap. If anybody had offered £700 or so they could have had all of them to take away...

    A lot of Argentinian helmets, in addition to the 'telltale spot weld mark', also have holes in them that we put there. With quite a few, the hole is so big that there is no helmet left around it - they are VERY hard to find.

    Needless to say, many of us have totally 100% AUTHENTIC souvenirs of the FW, even if, like me, they weren't actually there when it happened. I have a very rare collection of hard-to-find bullet holes retrieved from the air over Bluff Cove, carefully teased into a bottle. It's yours for just 50eu post paid.

    tac


  • Registered Users Posts: 155 ✭✭ODriscoll


    that price is crazy. unreal. if you want some info on what to look for take a look here. Supposedly genuine argie helmets have a telltale spot weld mark to look for.

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/world-steel-helmets/falklands-war-argie-helmet-369606/


    Thanks again for that, it led to the answers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭tac foley


    Call me gullible if you like, but I'm still eagerly awaiting to be advised of the connection between Argentina and the Vietnam war.

    tac


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