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WW1 German helmet M16?

Article about: this helmet i'm bit nervous about i know the liner is a reproduction and the paint is not original but is the shell? also is it a m16? Thanks for looking

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    this helmet i'm bit nervous about i know the liner is a reproduction and the paint is not original but is the shell? also is it a m16?
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    As you said, the paint, liner and chinstrap are all obviously fake. The finish is applied over pitting. It is a real M16 shell, but essentially worthless from a collector's point of view.

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    This Shell has been tampered with from top to bottom...A patched hole on Top of the Shell, and the two Split-Pins on the Rear Skirt indicate Postwar Fire-Department Use - Attachments for the Leather Neck-Guard- I advise passing on this example...
    cheers, Glenn

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    Thanks helmet2id i got it cheap by WW1 German helmet standards i was just worried that shell was fake as well

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    Shell is real but a relic that has been reworked.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

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    well you live and learn

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    It could be an M16 or an M17!...
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    I think i might add that seller did point out the the paint and liner were not original he was just not 100% on the shell. just to let you know he was not a con artist.

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    The only difference between an M16 and an M17 is the liner band. Leather in M16, and metal in M17. As Gunny said, it could be either.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Quote by Robin View Post
    I think i might add that seller did point out the the paint and liner were not original he was just not 100% on the shell. just to let you know he was not a con artist.
    That is good to hear. The camo pattern is a pretty good exemplar of the regulation application and as long as you went into the purchase with eyes open this is a decent shelf filler if the price was appropriately low. Best regards, Jim G.

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