spent the $ already???? Just busting your chops....
Nice honest lid. Does it have some battle damage? Or just a stress fracture?
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
Great pick up !
These M16's are becoming rarer and rarer in original form, great to see original paint and despite loosing its tongues the liner band, still has its Pickelhaube style chinstrap attachments in place !
One of the more common makers, E.T. Eisenhuettenwerke Thale A.G. in the Thale /Harz region, made sizes 60 to 68.
Check in the inside dome area for heating lot number, I have noticed E.T. marked helmets usually marked with a number starting with an "R" indicating steel that was milled by Stahlwerk Röchling, in Volkingen
Prost ! Steve.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
a nice salty one.