$1,950.00

SKU: GR16226 Categories: , Product ID: 18607

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HELMET – M1917 AUSTRIAN TRENCH ART CAMO: ANOTHER HELMET FROM MY PAINTED HELMET COLLECTION THAT I SOLD IN 2003. THIS ONE HAS TWO UNIT/DIVISION ID – 90TH DIVISION “TO” ON FRONT AND 26TH DIVISION”103RD FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT” LOGO ON THE BACK. I HAD IT IN THE COLLECTION BECAUSE I ONLY EVER OWNED 2 AUSTRIAN TRENCH ART HELMETS (THERE WERE A FEW AUSTRIAN UNITS ON THE WESTERN FRONT FACING THE ALLIED DIVISIONS). ONLY MARKING IS “66” INSIDE FLANGE. HAS
ALL THREE GROMMETED PADS IN EXC CONDITION (NO STUFFINGS) WITH ORIGINAL SIZING DRAW STRING, STEEL LOT NUMBER “E 79” INSIDE DOME. CAMO PAINT (GREEN. LIGHT OCHER, BROWN W/THIN BLACK LINE SEPARATIONS) IS 99%+. HELMET HAS NEVER BEEN TAKEN APART AND IS 100% ORIGINAL. GROMMETED LINEN BUCKLE CHINSTRAP IS ALSO EXC+. THIS BUCKLE STYLE HELMET
WAS PROBABLY MADE BY MANFRED WEIFS IN CSEPEL (NEAR BUDAPEST – SEE “THE EMPEROR’S COAT”, PAGE 145). THE HELMET WAS UNISSUED BEFORE IT WAS PAINTED, OVERALL EXC++ COLLECTOR GRADE HELMET.