$895.00

SKU: GR16220 Categories: , Product ID: 18021

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HELMET – M91 ENLISTED issue GRENADIER: EXTERIOR FINISH IS VG-EXC, ALL BRASS TRIM WITH GUARD
PLATE. INSIDE REAR BRIM IS “G.G.II”, NO OTHER MARKINGS. THIS IS AN UNUSUAL HELMET AS IT A SET OF GROMMET HOLES UNDER THE PLATE THAT ARE CONSISTENT IN SIZE FOR A STANDARD PRUSSIAN PLATE BUT THERE IS NO TRACE ON THE BODY (OUTLINE) OF EVER HAVING ONE ON IT. THE GUARD PLATE IS MOUNTED OVER THESE HOLES WITH THREADED POSTS AND THAT PLATE HAS BEEN ON THE HELMET SINCE IT WAS PUT TOGETHER. I THINK THEY TOOK A SHELL THAT WAS SET FOR A PRUSSIAN PLATE AND SIMPLY TURNED IT INTO A GRENADIER HELMET. HAS NATIONAL AND PRUSSIAN EM KOKARDES ALONG WITH AN ORIGINAL BRASS MOUNTED TARRED TYPE CHINSTRAP THAT IS ALSO UNUSUAL IN THAT THEY MADE A TAPERED END TYPE SPLICE (CORRECTLY DONE) TO MAKE THE STRAP LONG ENOUGH FOR USE. THE GLUE HAS LET LOOSE AT THE SPLICE SO YOU CAN SEE HOW IT WAS DONE. I DECIDED NOT TO REGLUE IT – I LIKE TO SELL THESE THINGS JUST AS WE FIND THEM. LINER IS COMPETE AND VG+. RATES VG-EXC OVERALL