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A special M17 camo, named

Article about: Here's a special camo M17 W66 I recently could aqcuire thanks to Asterperious, who's a member on this great forum. The helmet was produced in 1917 by Hermann Weissenberger & Co., Stuttga

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    Here's a special camo M17 W66 I recently could aqcuire thanks to Asterperious, who's a member on this great forum.
    The helmet was produced in 1917 by Hermann Weissenberger & Co., Stuttgart-Cannstatt in size 66 (they produced only size 66)and it was named to Müller M.
    This helmet has a few interesting features, nothing really special, but nevertheless it's a little different. First of all, one of the vent holes is still stuffed with mud. Another thing that was rather uncommon is that the chinstrap lugs were hammered a little bit, so they got wider to prevent that the chinstrap came of the lugs... This also left some damage on the paint...
    Imo this helmet was cammoed twice. This can be seen by the colour difference of the light brown and the sloppy black lines that were touched up... As a "bonus" there's something written in this second layer of paint. I don't know what it means, maybe the soldiers nickname or a slogan, I really don't know... Anyway, it gives the helmet something special...

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    That sure is a nice one, Karel. Awesome camo! Wonder what druff meant?

    Luke

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    A wonderful piece, congratulations!

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    Very very nice, I must get myself a WW1 camo someday. They can be very attractive like this one

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    Quote by rogge16 View Post
    That sure is a nice one, Karel. Awesome camo! Wonder what druff meant?

    Luke
    It's a German slang term for being on drugs according to Wiki........
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Great helmet. I also need a WWI German Camo lid. They are great helmets.

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    beautiful example

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    "Druff" is a dialect term deriving from "drauf", somewhat like "sock it to 'em"...
    Cheers, Glenn

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    Great looking helmet. I need to get me one like this some time. Congrats!
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    Thanks for your comments gentlemen! I'm pleased to see you also like this one.

    Adler

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