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Article about: I just received this helmet (stamped W 66). The liner has "BA XIII 1916" stamped on it. Any info on what this represents would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    I just received this helmet (stamped W 66). The liner has "BA XIII 1916" stamped on it. Any info on what this represents would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Can't help regarding the stamp, but that is one nice lid! Congrat's. Jim G.

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    Same goes for me, Pablo - this is one really great helmet................!

    'Oradour Steve' should be able to tell you what the stamping means.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    It looks to be an acceptance stamp from the 13th Army Corp with the date it was accepted.. A very fine looking helmet, Congradulations.

    Anton
    Last edited by AntonEbans; 03-25-2011 at 12:55 AM.

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    Pablo, nice original M16 Stahlhelm !, great paint, "W 66" is the maker mark for "Hermann Weissenburger & Co." of Stuttgart-Canstatt, they only made size 66 M16 shells !.... I have a similiar marked helmet in my collection.... "B.A XIII" = Bekleidungs-Amt (Clothing store) 13th Army Corps, Wurttemburg area with its HQ at Stuttgart. Therefore the helmet was sourced locally !
    Hope that helps,
    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)

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    That is a fantastic helmet, nice score man!

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    [QUOTE=oradour;259794]Pablo, nice original M16 Stahlhelm !, great paint, "W 66" is the maker mark for "Hermann Weissenburger & Co." of Stuttgart-Canstatt, they only made size 66 M16 shells !.... I have a similiar marked helmet in my collection.... "B.A XIII" = Bekleidungs-Amt (Clothing store) 13th Army Corps, Wurttemburg area with its HQ at Stuttgart. Therefore the helmet was sourced locally !
    Hope that helps,
    Prost ! Steve.

    Many thanks Steve for the interesting info. I can always count on this forum to provide interesting stuff. I purchased the helmet based on photos thru emails and was pleasantly surprised with what I actually got.

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    picked this up yesterday in a small shop near Ligny-Thilloy (The Somme) in France. Thoughts?

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    The Kaisers Bunker has a section on markings. I have found it useful on Pickelhaub markings. Should be the same thing on helmets.

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    Welcome to the site Slams,
    A new post would have been appropriate for your question. No harm No foul.
    I am by no means an expert on your new pick up, But with the pitting that seems from the pic's covers the helm .What I see is that the elements have corroded the steel yet have not effected the leather. Not possible. The liner I would suspect was a recent replacement. The experts will be along shortly to express their opinions and thoughts
    Semper Fi
    Phil
    Last edited by AZPhil; 07-23-2015 at 04:41 AM.

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