Hey guys. I just picked up my first WW1 Stahlhelm today and I thought I'd share it with you for your thoughts.
As you can see from the pics, there is a partial Iron Cross decal on the right side. I have never seen one before but it looks period to me i.e. it has crazing and fits in with the general age of the rest of the helmet.
From the naked eye the helmet has a thin layer of rust all over it. When I took the pics, with flash, it became apparent that there is a camo paint job underneath.
Should I take some Whink to it and reveal what's underneath or should I leave it alone? I really am tempted.
Anyway, the only mark I could find is a heatstamp on the crown which says R1464...no pins, chinstrap or liner unfortunately.