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!! FAKE HELMETS !!

Fake Morse 5 bolt

I had not noticed it myself but a concerned and knowledgeable source in America informed me that this rare A J Morse 5 bolt helmet was in fact born with the standard interrupted thread neck rings, and more recently butchered and rebuilt with modern reproduction 5 bolt neck rings by a known US diving equipment dealer. The serial numbers in the neck rings were also stamped within the last few years. A total scam with the ruin of an authentic helmet. Why? Well, a standard Morse sells for around $5000 and a (genuine) 5 bolt for around $10000 ...

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