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German M16 Helmet help needed
Old 01-13-2019, 02:34 PM   #1
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Hi, I have just been offered this German helmet I think that it is an M16 but I know nothing about these, it has a stamp on top which is in the photo "P 89" again I think that is what is says. The seller said that he aquired it in 1960's, what do you think? Thanks Nigel
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:28 PM   #2
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A WW1 Austrian Helmet. You can tell by the placement of the lower rivet.
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:23 PM   #3
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Thank you for the comments what do you think about the liner?
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:01 PM   #5
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The inside looks like as it was spray painted in black, even over the liner pads. The correct original paint is light brown. I think that's a good WW1 helmet but should be properly restored removing the black paint. A very hard job however, specially in the leather area.
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Yea its been toyed with. Sad.
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:39 AM   #7
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I would buy it only if with an proper price.......anyway original.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:04 AM   #8
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Thanks Guys, I will talk with the seller at the next show but it does look like a lot of work to restore as you said. It is always down to the price
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