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Military Helmets185 of 347WWI German M16 Helmet Stamp Si66West German gas mask and helmet with storage canister
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    Posted 6 years ago

    pickypicke…
    (33 items)

    This was dug out of a collapsed barn along with a M16 German Si66 helmet. I would love to just take a buffer to it and buy all the missing parts but....I keep getting told I would be crazy. Yes, I usually would agree but it is such a solid base to start with. What say you?

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    1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
      Buffer? Nah. I'd blast it with WD-40 and scrub it with a course non-scratch brush. Knowing me, I'd spend the next decade or two looking for parts, and be happy if the parts match the condition of the shell.

      Chris
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Those green scruffy pads work well on light rust. Heavy parts can be scrapped with aluminium or copper/brass. At 1st, you will see the colour of those metals on the object but don't panic as it will disappear in a week or two. When cleaning either way, be sure to keep the surface cleaned often as rust particles will scratch it real bad.
    3. pickypickerton pickypickerton, 6 years ago
      Ordered 1 cockade and it ends up selling. go figure.

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