$1,450.00

SKU: GR16225 Categories: , Product ID: 18606

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HELMET – M16 BATTLE DAMAGED: WHEN I SOLD MY HELMET COLLECTION (2003)THIS WAS ONE OF TWO BROUGHT BACK BY A VET. I BOUGHT THEM FROM A LEGION HALL AND THEY HAD NO OTHER INFO ON IT. THE TAG ON THIS ONE READS “TAKEN FROM BOCHE MCH-GUNNER BY H.E.BRIGGS WHO BURIED HIM 1/2 KILO FRM Q. ROOSEVELT GRAVE”. THE TAG AND HELMET WERE VARNISHED OVER BY THE VET WHICH PRESERVED IT. IT IS AN “SI66” WITH M17 LINER WITH THREE PADS, TWO HAVE STUFFINGS, PADS ARE GOOD AND WERE ALSO VARNISHED (AND PRESERVED THEM). THERE ARE TWO SHRAPNEL BALL DENTS IN THE TOP WHICH CAVED IN THE DOME. ANOTHER BALL ENTERED FRO INSIDE THE HELMET EXITING JUST BELOW ONE OF THE PADS LEAVING A JAGGED HOLE. WHEN DISPLAYED AT THE LEGION THEY PLACED TWO LEAD SHRAPNEL BALLS ON THE TOP WHERE THE WOULD HAVE HIT. ONE OF THE NEATEST BATTLE DAMAGE HELMETS I HAD IN THE COLLECTION.