Other ConsiderationsJune 12 2009 at 8:30 AM
Chris Kanca (Premier Login AOC553)
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Response to Restoration vs conservation
A parallel consideration to the restoration vs conservation discussion is the extent of ones collection.
A number of people on this board have multiple examples of helmets -- in this case, we'll reference the B-Types.
If you already possess a modified B-Type, you're likelihood of modifying a helmet is probably less than that of someone who has only one unmodified helmet and very much wants the "as-used" stereotypical example. This is, of course, a gross generalization but my point is that if you have 3 or 4 helmets, you've likely purchased an unmodified helmet so that you have one rather than needing a project.
At the end of the day, however, the owners of the helmets are free to do whatever they want with them.