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What's a good price for a German military helmet

Post by Militaryration_guy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:09 pm

Hey guys I was looking a buying a German helmet and was wondering what is a good price for one
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Re: What's a good price for a German military helmet

Post by koreyyy1 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:51 pm

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Re: What's a good price for a German military helmet

Post by GunnarTheFeisty » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:10 pm

I have no idea. Hopefully you don't mean the Kaiserreich style with the spike
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Re: What's a good price for a German military helmet

Post by Militaryration_guy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:17 pm

GunnarTheFeisty wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:10 pm
I have no idea. Hopefully you don't mean the Kaiserreich style with the spike
No I don't mean those
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Re: What's a good price for a German military helmet

Post by Smitty » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:15 pm

Depends entirely on the era. Ww2, certain shells will fetch a lot. Actual Fallschrimjaeger ones with period paint and liners will set you back thousands. Chinese knock off M-42: 70 bucks?

Modern vs repro vs historic, the question is too broad.
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Re: What's a good price for a German military helmet

Post by SentientTootsieRoll » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:45 pm

Smitty wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:15 pm
Depends entirely on the era. Ww2, certain shells will fetch a lot.
I recently purchased a size 68 M42 from eBay and paid $200 shipped from Czechia. I stripped the post-war Czech black paint off, repainted it with feldgrau paint, purchased a reproduction liner and a Splinter helmet cover from At The Front for it. Overall, it's probably worth a few hundred more than what I paid for it. It's in great condition and restored to what it once was!

OP, have you tried looking around on eBay?

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Re: What's a good price for a German military helmet

Post by GunnarTheFeisty » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:52 pm

with repro liner and new paint I'd say you knocked off about 50 bucks of value with that.
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Re: What's a good price for a German military helmet

Post by SentientTootsieRoll » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:05 am

I just checked and At The Front is selling repainted original helmets for $400, not counting shipping: https://www.atthefront.com/product-p/ghhm4268.htm

One could argue that it would be worth even more if they kept the original paint on it. Mine had the original paint stripped off long ago by the Czechs and they repainted them with an unsightly black color. And on mine, it was rusting in areas. If anything, I added value to it and saved it from further deterioration. And the helmet itself was present in the war -- that's why these are highly valued.

All in all, I will keep it forever and I wouldn't even sell it for $1000.
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Re: What's a good price for a German military helmet

Post by GunnarTheFeisty » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:08 am

I honestly wouldn't repaint anything I have.
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Re: What's a good price for a German military helmet

Post by Militaryration_guy » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:29 am

Smitty wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:15 pm
Depends entirely on the era. Ww2, certain shells will fetch a lot. Actual Fallschrimjaeger ones with period paint and liners will set you back thousands. Chinese knock off M-42: 70 bucks?

Modern vs repro vs historic, the question is too broad.
modern
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