$3,750.00

SKU: GR16050 Categories: , Product ID: 4318

Description

HELMET – M16 AUSTRIAN WITH BROW PLATE: HELMET IS IN AUSTRIAN EARTH BROWN COLOR, MARKED “AW 64” INSIDE (MADE BY “A.WESTEN, CILLI” (A RATHER SCARCE MAKER – FIRST ONE WE HAVE OWNED), M17 STYLE AUSTRIAN LEATHER/METAL BAND LINER IN GOOD CONDITION SHOWING AGE, WITH ALL THREE ORIGINAL PADS INTACT (ONE EYELET PULLED OUT OF ONE FINGER). PAINT IS 95% SHOWING FIELD USE, LUGS ARE PLUGGED WITH WOOD (TO KEEP WIND FROM WHISTLING THROUGH THE HOLES AND KEEP OUT COLD AIR – THIS IS THE SIGN OF A HELMET THAT WAS BEING USED IN THE FIELD). HELMET RATES VG+ OVERALL. WITH IT IS AN ORIGINAL BROW PLATE WITH WEB STRAP(VG-EXC), PAINTED AUSTRIAN BROWN OVER FIELD GRAY WHICH HAS MOSTLY WORN OFF GIVING IT A CAMO EFFECT. IT IS MARKED WITH STEEL LOT NUMBER “134” AND THE “BELL” SYMBOL (F.C. BELLINGER, FULDA, WHO ALSO MADE GERMAN M16 HELMETS). A NICE RARE SET, 100% ORIGINAL AND UNTOUCHED SINE WWI. SET HAS BEEN TOGETHER A LONG TIME SHOWING IDENTICAL WEAR, USE AND AGE PATINA THROUGHOUT.