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M16 German WW1 Helmet.

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    Hey guys,

    I have this helmet in another thread but thought I should give it it's own thread.
    I got it in Ypres a few years ago.
    Was told it was WW1 and all original....
    I would love to believe that, but if anyone can shed any light on it I would be really grateful.
    Stamp inside says E1039 or B1039.
    I have a feeling the shell is WW1 but then it was reused in WW2.
    If so I'm still happy with it.
    I think the inner liner etc, were replaced for reissue in WW2.
    If i'm wrong, great!! If I'm right, still great.
    I still think it's a great helmet.

    Enjoy and thanks for your help!!

    Danger
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    The shell is original. It has not been rebuilt for reissue for WW2. If it had, it would have been fitted with the M1931 liner system.

    However, I would say the liner and chinstrap are modern replacements.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks Ade.
    I can live with that.
    I will just consider it "complete"..... ha ha.
    I wonder how long ago the replacement was done?
    Any ideas what the replacment liner is from?

    Cheers

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