994. German M16 Stahlhelm

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This is a German M16 Stahlhelm helmet with a field reapplied apfelgrun paint. The exterior paint is turning to a brown patina with some light flaking, minor oxidation staining and dirt staining. The interior has the same apfelgrun paint that is turning brown with some flaking and dirt staining. This helmet was updated during the Nazi period and there is a boxed marking at the rear skirt that reads "N.S.D.A.P./GAU BERLIN". The M31 liner rates about very good with a few small tears, scattered flaking and crazing. There is a penciled name at front of the liner that is not fully legible. No chinstrap is present and the front exterior of the helmet is marked "D.V./3/10/4" possibly a Volkssturm marking. A very good World War One era helmet that undoubtedly also saw use in the Second World War. (207879-440CK) [Craig Brown Collection] (/) SOLD FOR $460.00

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