I haven't posted here in a while and when I pulled this one out of storage today I decided to post it. This is one of 2 M16/Stirnpanzer combos that I have been fortunate to have acquired over the years. I have had this one for over 20 years. It came from Bill Shea back in the day of paper catalogues, without pictures! The whole set was about $550, alot of money back then. The patina on each piece matches, but obviously we will never know whether they were worn together 98 years ago in the trenches or married 40 years ago by a collector. I am a romantic and would like to believe that these 2 were wartime joined, but enough of a realist to know that they probably were not. Anyway, the ET 66 shell has the original liner (treated, unfortunately, prior to my acquisition) complete with period drawstring. The chinstrap has been lost to time. The strap on the browplate clearly is not original, but adds some "curb appeal", so I have left it on. There are the deep forge stamps on the left side of the plate, which are on all originals that I have seen, and when suspended by the strap and stuck lightly with a wooden dowel the plate rings like a bell, also an essential characteristic of an original. Not many were made and very few survived the War. In fact, when it became known that they were not being put to their intended use, but instead were being put to "off label" uses, such as shoring up the trenches, etc., most were recalled to be melted down to make helmets. The plate it self weighs about 6 lbs. (the helmet only about 3!) so it is quite understandable that a soldier couldn't wear one for an extended period of time. Anyway, it is what it is. Hope you like it. Jim G.