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This section of the website provides a list of some of the most commonly asked questions regarding American military helmets. Questions may cover all periods of American history.

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I have come into possession of US helmet. how much is it worth? The value of a hat or helmet depends on several factors. Perhaps one of the most important things is the condition of the item. The better the condition the more likely the value will increase.

Additional factors that affect the value can be found in our US Helmet collection

I have searched all over the place and I cannot find a helmet that matches mine. Why? The United States had several variations of helmets. We have several examples in our US Helmet collection. Check that area and see if you can find it.

The helmet is rusty and/or dirty. how can I clean it? We recomend that you do not clean the helmet. You may cause damage to it if it is cleaned improperly. You are better off leaving the item alone.

How can I tell how old the helmet is? Some helmets have their date of manufacture stamped on the inside. However, things are not always this simple. When no date is present the best way to establish the date of a helmet is to learn its manufacturing characteristics.

This website displays a collection of helmets from various time periods.

How can I tell if my helmet is original? It takes experience to determine if the helmet is real. We offer a section dedicated to identifying fakes and reproductions for many different military items. This section will give you some basic pointers that might help you determine the truth.

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