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us m1917 helmet with 3 drill holes on each sides

Article about: ok here's what I have , its a ww1 us m1917 helmet with 3 drill holes on each side which I was told by a couple of members from another site that it was modified to fit the Wilmer eye shield

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    ok here's what I have , its a ww1 us m1917 helmet with 3 drill holes on each side which I was told by a couple of members from another site that it was modified to fit the Wilmer eye shield so I just want to see if anyone can confirm this, I paid $30 for this helmet below are the pics,plmk

    Jack
    us m1917 helmet with 3 drill holes on each sides

    us m1917 helmet with 3 drill holes on each sides

    us m1917 helmet with 3 drill holes on each sides

    us m1917 helmet with 3 drill holes on each sides

    us m1917 helmet with 3 drill holes on each sides

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    Welcome to the forum.
    The holes are for the attachment of face mask protection.

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    Agree.
    chris

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    OK great, thanks guys, how rare is this helmet?

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    Very nice Jack and welcome,I havn't seen many with the drilled holes so I would say quite rare,whether this actually adds value is another matter,but well done either way.............

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    30 bucks for any WWI helmet has got to be a good price.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I had a quick search and the holes are commonly found on WWI helmets especially those from the 91st Div, so probbably they do not add much to its value, though the shield would as they are rare I think.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Indeed - a rare and valuable helmet with the face shield
    attached, though I wouldn't put a premium on the
    lid just because of the holes.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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