This helmet arrived through the post today. I spotted it on Milweb last week, and the seller was asking for offers with the following statement... 'No fantastic offer refused.' So I sent him an e-mail asking if he would accept a 'fantastic' offer of £50.
The helmet is in absolutely superb condition and retains most of it's original finish. There is no pitting on it's surface at all, and it also came with it's original chinstrap. The shell size is Q66 and batch code is E26. Only one of the original rivets remain. The chinstrap appears to have an original stitched-repair, or perhaps it has been shortened by the owner. It is a good while since I have seen an original shell in this condition.
While at the Preston Arms Fair on the 22nd August, I met that well known tight-fisted collector known as Scrooge. I was telling him about it, and he said there was a rough M16 shell on one of the stands for over £100, so I think I did rather well really.