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    Posted 11 years ago

    Driewer
    (31 items)

    Hello! This is my M1916 German helmet. That someone chromed to use as a motorcycle helmet. Pictured next to it, Is the other German helmet they used in WWI. The Pickelhaube.

    QUESTION, Restore, to original condition, Camo it, Or Make it a early Heer transitional helmet.

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    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 11 years ago
      Sell it to another biker. It's historical value is ruined.
    2. Driewer Driewer, 11 years ago
      I will agree, its history is has been washed away, but its a real shell, and is better then a reproduction.

      Its still a very cool item to hold.
    3. Driewer Driewer, 11 years ago
      Alot of Museum's use reproduction items, As originals are extremely expensive. Or Original restored helmets.
    4. Driewer Driewer, 11 years ago
      Thanks Bellin68 :)
    5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 11 years ago
      If I owned it, I'd give it a good going over with steel wool, then paint a WWI camo pattern on it, and try to be as accurate with pattern and color as I could. When an historical item is this badly altered, you can't loose any more historical value (or cash value) with a coat of paint, and it could be both a learning process and you'd have an M1916 to display untill you got something better.

      I bet after trying to authentically match paint and design on a project like this, you'd probaly not get fooled by a someone else's repainted helmet. Working with color helps develop a memory for it.
    6. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 11 years ago
      Good point Petey. Some people already are expressing interest in the "Surfer's Cross" (German Iron Cross copies that were a fad with surfers and bikers) along with "Rat Fink" cartoons by Ed Roth.
    7. Militarist Militarist, 10 years ago
      I'd keep it as is. Get a liner for it so it can be worn and then wear or use it as a gimmick or trade mark item at gun shows flea markets etc.

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