Fake Republican Guard helmet on ebay

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    Fake Republican Guard helmet on ebay

    Post by cybercarnage on Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:05 pm

    Thought I’d share this with you. The RG triangle is too big, and it’s brand new. Every painted RG helmet i’ve seen has at least some wear on it.  

    https://www.ebay.com/i/202099173977
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    Post by Zeked on Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:57 am

    Thanks for the heads up! Something to note if I run into one again. Thanks!

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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:13 pm

    pictures from the auction for future reference:






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    Post by trenchfoot on Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:05 pm

    Alright guys, this is my helmet that I am selling. I found the helmet along with some ALICE gear in a duffle bag at a flea market from the veterans wife. She wasn't comfortable sharing his name with me, so i didn't push it. I can promise you guys that this helmet hasn't been messed with by me, but i can't really say if it was before. I bought it cheap so i doubt it. Thanks for hearing me out and i apologise if there is any confusion.

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    Post by trenchfoot on Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:15 pm

    I might as well elaborate more because I don't want to be put under a bad light. I paid $20 for the whole lot, and the wife never even glanced into the duffle bag. The wife mentioned she was moving and the stuff needed to go. I did take a look in the bag before i bought it and I didn't even see this helmet until i got home as it was at the bottom.
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    Post by cybercarnage on Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:53 pm

    trenchfoot wrote:Alright guys, this is my helmet that I am selling. I found the helmet along with some ALICE gear in a duffle bag at a flea market from the veterans wife. She wasn't comfortable sharing his name with me, so i didn't push it. I can promise you guys that this helmet hasn't been messed with by me, but i can't really say if it was before. I bought it cheap so i doubt it. Thanks for hearing me out and i apologise if there is any confusion.

    No worries, my posting was more that it’s questionable and it wasn’t meant to reflect anything negative on whoever is selling it. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt, and when it comes to Iraqi helmets, there really is no guide so to speak. It’s only after seeing so many RG helmets, You start to scrarch your head when you see one that looks really “off” so to speak.

    Who knows, maybe the vet bought it from a bazaar in iraq and they painted it up there. And again, maybe it is real but it’s certainly not a “one looker” helmet. It makes me scratch my head a lot.

    Either way, I’m glad we have a good place on here to discuss this stuff.

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    Post by trenchfoot on Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:19 pm

    Thanks for the reply. I understand you weren't trying to be negative to me. I like to be an honest guy so I felt the need to explain a bit about the helmet. It is pretty clean for a bringback, but I've seen weirder stuff than this while collecting. It is funny that you mention there being no particular guide to Iraqi helmets, as I am actually making a reference website on Middle Eastern gear and uniforms, and there's a big section dedicated to those on it. So far I've almost finished the Iraq and Saudi Arabia sections.

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    Post by BM on Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:42 pm

    trenchfoot wrote:Thanks for the reply. I understand you weren't trying to be negative to me. I like to be an honest guy so I felt the need to explain a bit about the helmet. It is pretty clean for a bringback, but I've seen weirder stuff than this while collecting. It is funny that you mention there being no particular guide to Iraqi helmets, as I am actually making a reference website on Middle Eastern gear and uniforms, and there's a big section dedicated to those on it. So far I've almost finished the Iraq and Saudi Arabia sections.

    I'm glad to hear that someone else besides me are getting some books out there on Iraqi Militaria.
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    Post by trenchfoot on Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:05 pm

    I know right? There's already a market for that stuff and no guides out there. My website is a guide to identifying a particular piece of gear or a uniform to a certain country. Many middle eastern countries used similar patterns of gear, for example, the grey 6 color chocolate chip uniform or MARPAT copies, and the website explains how to tell which country used it. Ill post a link when I finish it.

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