Are these original WW 1 items

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  1. Eltonfan59

    Eltonfan59 Member Supporting Member

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    a Guy is trying to sell me what he says is an original doughboy helmet and bayonet. Anyone here that can help? Here are the pics.

    I know it might be tough to tell me just from pics but it’s all I can do right now. Please tell me what you think and what you might know. Thanks.

    Tim
     

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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    The US used the "Doughboy" style helmet thru the early days of WWII.
    Look on line and compare the offered helmet against what you find.
    Look at the edge and bail where the straps attach.
     
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    Ty sir....
     
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    I don’t think $50 a bad asking price, even if it is a reproduction....thoughts?
     
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    The bayonet looks like it's missing the handle scales. I'm no expert but all the WW1 bayonets I've seen in pictures were a lot longer than that.

    Terry
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    I'd take them at that price if they look good in person.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    I would do 50 on the bayonet even though I wonder if it has been shortened.

    You can see the serial number stamped I to the hand which is curious.
     
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    On second thought I dont think that is a us bayonet...that second ring looks really out of place and I wonder if it isn't older.
     
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    Cubrock says Turkish fal bayonet....sometimes made from ww1 era bayonets.

    I would recommend buy it..or I will give you the 50 for it.
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Yep. Turkish FAL bayonet. WW2 era British helmet. Helmet is worth $50+ by itself . Bayo is worth close to that. Solid deal if you like them.
     
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    Helmet is a US Model 1917A1 developed after WWI using WWI era helmet shells.
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    @gsimmons is right. It is an M17A1 Kelly helmet, not British. Was looking at it with very sleepy eyes in bed last night.:rolleyes:
     
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    You guys are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge. Appreciate the commaraderie.
     
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    Buy both of them.
    They are worth that, authentic or not, maybe not to collector snobs but they would look cool on my wall.
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    You did very well on that Turkish bayonet. I seldom get more than $40 for them, which is about the going rate for them on ebay.
     

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