You Are Bidding On a WW1 WWI GERMAN Helmet
- M17 Steel Stahlhelm Trench Helmet
- Made in 1917
- COMPLETE with Liner and Chinstrap
- Steel Firing Number Hard to make out
- There are Letters & Numbers on the inside Left Ear Area, next to one of the chinstrap holders: Si62 - Small
- Original Helmet from WW1 - M-18 - Issued starting in 1917 - These were also in use around the beginning of WW2.
- Measures approx. 7.5" front to back - and about 6.0" side to side inside the leather liner!
Awesome Looking, Gorgeously solid & Heavy!
- Actually Really Really Nice!
- Very Light Remnants of a Mail-Home Label on the front
- Complete Original Metal Liner Rim with Original Leather Liner
- Horsehair/ excelsior pads (very likely reproduction)
- Chinstrap (probably a later Replacement) is still very pliable & usable!
- Metal is Great All-round, with very little oxidation!!
- This one WAS NOT Kept in a Barn or Attic!
- Si62 Stamped Boldly into Left Skirt
- Can't make out the steel number on the crown - there is one letter or number visible
- The Soldier's name is written on one of the pads, but is too faint to make out
- The Manufacturer of the leather liner is stamped underneath at least two of the leather pad holders!
- Overall Outstanding Helmet!
- Please See Photos & Examine Carefully for Best Depiction of Condition
- See clear, close-up photos above for full details.
There Are No Military Markings or Insignias of any kind anywhere on this helmet! - inside or out.
- Elite*Auctions is piece-by-piece Auctioning a portion of a massive collection from a long-time expert and collector of Imperial German headgear
- As well as FINE Hand-Selected Examples other associate military consigners.
- Please ask all questions prior to bidding.
- This is a really nice example of a Battlefield recovery.
Perfect for being about 95+ years old, or so.
- The Bust & Pistol are for display only and are NOT included in the auction.
- No Reserve!
- Shipping Calculated in the continental USA
- Shipping To USA ONLY on this Super Unique Item!
An Awesome War Conversation Piece!
...and Fine Addition to Your Imperial German Collection!