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Where do you buy your repro helemts now?
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Author:  Oberleutnant Ulrich [ Thu May 29, 2014 9:33 am ]
Post subject:  Where do you buy your repro helemts now?

As the tittle says, where do you buy them now? Just curious for more shopping references.

Author:  Pz Gren Hoffmann [ Sat May 31, 2014 9:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where do you buy your repro helemts now?

Only use original shells, the repros suck.

Author:  Oberleutnant Ulrich [ Sat May 31, 2014 9:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where do you buy your repro helemts now?

I prefer to keep original in their original state unless they have already been poorly restored, then I might work on them. I want something I don't care if it gets dinged or stolen.

Author:  Konzert-Meister [ Sat May 31, 2014 9:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where do you buy your repro helemts now?

http://www.atthefrontshop.com/searchresults.asp?cat=447

Author:  askhati [ Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Where do you buy your repro helemts now?

http://www.ahagreat.com

Limited sizes, but everything from the M16/17 to the M38/35/42.

EDIT: in hindsight, given the ahagreat sizes and the ATF sizes, they appear to be pretty much the same (like the FJ helmet being a 71/59 shell/liner).

Author:  pepperpot [ Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where do you buy your repro helemts now?

Before the chinese earthquake, not sure if it was 2008 or 2010. M35 stahlhelms that came from china were the best copies going, as on a previous thread, it is believed that these originated from Russia have been stored after the war. "Experts" who have seen my M35 said they were either a very clever copy or original. There were no markings inside anywhere. The Chinese supplier i was using had his stock removed by the military as they had no metal helmets for the search and rescue operation. The stalhelms were not returned. While originals are best, i would not use one for re enactment cos once they are damaged thats the value gone. This like all other comments are my own, but i do not see the point in devaluing an original just to 'look good' after all the MOPS wont know the difference anyway.
graham

Author:  Oberleutnant Ulrich [ Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where do you buy your repro helemts now?

Agreed. Thanks for the links, but looking for European suppliers.

Author:  pepperpot [ Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where do you buy your repro helemts now?

the European supplies got some from the Chinese, not sure where their supply comes from now tho'
graham

Author:  conrad uno [ Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Where do you buy your repro helemts now?

Epic recently made a few Facebook posts requesting the loan of original shells to make new repro patterns from...

Author:  Oberleutnant Ulrich [ Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where do you buy your repro helemts now?

I just hope they do a good job...

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