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    Default ATF helmet on eBay?

    Looks real, and looks barely used. I sent the seller a message asking where he got it.
    I can imagine no circumstances where he would be legitimately able to sell this.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fire-Fighter...item416eb46095
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    Hard to say. There could have been some circumstance where they bought it on their own due to wanting a particular style or something. The other thing to note is that there is a conspicuous lack of calling it an "alcohol, tobacco, and firearms" helmet. They call it an "ATF" helmet. I suppose that was on purpose in case somebody comes after them they can claim that ATF stands for something else.

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    Have not seen one in awhile

    But do not remember one with a shield on the front


    http://www.k105.com/editor/imagenew/...0220091936.jpg

    Guess they do have a shield

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    If you have a question just call the nearest ATF office and ask if you can possess it

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    Link send to a friend in ATF...we'll see what he says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    Link send to a friend in ATF...we'll see what he says.
    Very good. I messaged the seller and asked where he got it. His reply was, "I bought it, just liked it so much. But,I need to sell it now."

    That's pretty vague.
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    Pretty good price for a Cairns 660C. The "ATF" stickers can be peeled off easy enough, some of the edges are lifting off already. I definitely would not want a baby blue helmet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ack8236 View Post
    Pretty good price for a Cairns 660C. The "ATF" stickers can be peeled off easy enough, some of the edges are lifting off already. I definitely would not want a baby blue helmet though.
    I'm not putting in a plug for the guy's auction. I am concerned about how he came to be in possession of what appears to be a real ATF helmet.
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    After a quick google search, a guy could make a fake one for about 260 bucks, including a shield.....
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    Either someone retired with it, or someone got a new one and was able to keep the old. I have a few worn out helmets, they generally don't or aren't supposed to re-issue them. It's not like it's an "official" piece of equipment, it's a helmet with stickers. I'm sure the ATF wouldn't look kindly on someone wearing it as it is, but I don't know that it would be illegal to sell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPFDRum View Post
    After a quick google search, a guy could make a fake one for about 260 bucks, including a shield.....
    Good point also

    Plus remember this was at some point
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    You guys must work around some different ATF people than I do. Nice as hell, but I would have never thought they went anywhere near turnouts. Whenever we need to call them in, they spend most of their time standing way back with their assault rifles at the ready, wearing their designer Ray-bans, and their badge hanging out on the chain around their neck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPFDRum View Post
    After a quick google search, a guy could make a fake one for about 260 bucks, including a shield.....
    That was also my thought. Give me a few days and I can produce you a helmet labeled anything you want it to. A Gotham City FD would be pretty cool... I could tell you it was used in a Batman movie if you want.
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    Looks cheesy and poorly made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    Looks cheesy and poorly made.
    Then it meets federal government guidelines!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Then it meets federal government guidelines!!

    Mmmmm...government cheese...
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