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Posted: 4/23/2008 3:49:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/23/2008 4:09:16 PM EST by dirksterG30]
I have a WW2 Luftwaffe helmet & an M1 Garand bayonet that I'd like to sell. Any suggestions on how I can figure out what they're worth?
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Posted: 4/23/2008 3:50:27 PM EST
easy, you post a thread in the arfcom GD
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Posted: 4/23/2008 3:51:11 PM EST
i bid $1
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Posted: 4/23/2008 3:52:10 PM EST
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Need detailed pics of the helmet. A genuine, unaltered Luftwaffe helmet could bring some long green.

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Back in 91, I sold a single decal M42 with original Normandy camo paint scheme, in excellent condition for $250.00. The buyer didn't hesitate so, it was probably worth a little more. I paid 15 bucks for it at a yard sale.
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Posted: 4/23/2008 3:55:18 PM EST
pics would be a stellar start
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Posted: 4/23/2008 3:56:02 PM EST
M1 long bayo in original excellent condition would bring good bucks too. Rare models in excellent condition, $3-$400
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Posted: 4/23/2008 4:05:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By K1rodeoboater:
i bid $1


$2.00
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Posted: 4/23/2008 4:11:04 PM EST
OK - here are the pics of the helmet (lots of bare metal, but no rust that I could see):







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Posted: 4/23/2008 4:14:16 PM EST
The Garand bayonet:











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Posted: 4/23/2008 4:15:29 PM EST
ww2germanhelmets.com/German-World-War-2-Helmets-Sold.html


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Posted: 4/23/2008 4:16:36 PM EST
www.atthefront.com look on here at some prices

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Posted: 4/23/2008 4:35:34 PM EST
bayonet is a cut down and it's been sharpened. maybe $60-100

The ones that were made at that length are worth more, an uncut 16" is really nice to have.

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Posted: 4/23/2008 4:42:58 PM EST
"Luftschutz" is not Luftwaffe, but rather Luftschutzwarndienst (civil defense). It's a civilian helmet for use during air raids. Pretty common.
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Posted: 4/23/2008 4:45:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:
"Luftschutz" is not Luftwaffe, but rather Luftschutzwarndienst (civil defense). It's a civilian helmet for use during air raids. Pretty common.


Thanks for the clarification.
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Posted: 4/23/2008 4:48:01 PM EST
meh, looks pretty cheap to me. Probably a knockoff. I'll give yah $0.50 cents for it to take it off your hands.



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J/K. Looks pretty neat. I'd keep it if it were me.
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Posted: 4/23/2008 5:03:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By lougorilla:
meh, looks pretty cheap to me. Probably a knockoff. (snip)


It's original. They were pretty cheap/inferior to begin with. The good metal went to protect the soldiers' heads.

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Posted: 4/23/2008 8:32:43 PM EST
I think I saw one of those helmets a few years ago for around $250 or so. I wouldn't take under $200 if I were you.
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Posted: 4/23/2008 8:57:17 PM EST
That helmet deserves some research, it’s not the standard Luftschutz helmet, but appears to be a M1935 helmet put into Luftschutz service.

I currently do not have access to the pics of the Luftschutz helmet that I once had in my collection, but the standard Luftschutz helmet looked like this:

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Posted: 4/24/2008 4:51:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By inferno715:
I think I saw one of those helmets a few years ago for around $250 or so. I wouldn't take under $200 if I were you.


Is it worth that much without a liner and chinstrap?
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