Commercial M18 "Droop Bill" Double Decal Police Helmet
This one had a few lives. It is a commercial M18, one of the so called "droop bill" styles. At one point it was gloss black, but I can't see any decals or painted insignia under the Police decals. It looks like it was originally green, then repainted black, and then repainted the current matte green, as there is green paint on the cork spacers. Who knows, maybe it was SS in one of its incarnations. It is complete with a nice roller bar/carbine clip chin strap. The size 57 liner has the initials of one of the wearers in beautiful calligraphy. The unbordered Police Adler has a few chips and a scratch, but these are in places that don't really detract. The Party Shield would have been 100% but for the use of the helmet for target practice by a kid with his BB gun. Don't ya hate it when that happens! Fortunately, the kid wasn't that good a shot and apparently got bored before he did any really terrible damage to the piece. Hope you like it. Jim G.
02-14-2015 03:13 PM
That's a beauty Jim. I really like the carbine chin strap too. Too bad about the BB's but I guess that just adds to the history. Probably done a a long time ago
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Another interesting and unique helmet Jim!
Man that is one hell of an attractive lid Jim.
Amazing helmet from an amazing collection Jim, great to see the different layers of use, keep 'em coming!! Leon.
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Very nice helmet Jim.
You are done well this year.
only 2 for me so far.