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GERMAN M.17 STEEL HELMET

Listing # 1353
Listing Format: Buy It Now
Price per item: Buy Now for (GBP) £865.00
(USD) $1,218.31
Quantity: 1
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Started : 4-Dec-2010 10:03:55 AM
Ended: 3-Jan-2011 10:03:55 AM
Seller: Regimentals (0)  

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GERMAN M.17 STEEL HELMET | Militaria | WARSTUFF
 
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Additional Information
Era: 1816-1913
Conflict: World War I
Service: Air Force
Country: Germany
Provenance: Bought Privately
Condition: Relic
Description
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This is probably the finest example of the M.17 we have ever been lucky enough to own. The helmet itself originated privately in the United States. The helmet is an absolutely text book M.17 with 99% of the original field grey factory finish overall.

The liner of the helmet is held in place with the M.17 liner band, this is tightly rooted in place with no disturbance whatsoever. The liner is the typical late war off white leather, the leather remains good and supple throughout. The cushion pads remain in place. There is a little damage being a little rodent nibbling to the ears of the front pad and one area where the cord has pulled through the rear pad. As mentioned previously the paint is absolutely magnificent and has a frosty factory finish overall.

The helmet has not been waxed or oiled in any way. To the rear skirt are visible the ink stamps being the size '66' and the 'AK' stamp often found in these helmets. The maker appears to be SI. The helmet comes with its original chinstrap, this chinstrap shows signs of American storage and has only been applied to the helmet a few times. The chinstrap is now loose and is missing one of the keyhole clips to the end, this unfortunately has broken through the leather due to rough handling and has been lost, however one of the keyhole clips and the two buckles remain intact. The two buckles to the centre and the keyhole clip are in exactly the same matt finish. It is clear this helmet has probably been taken from storage by one of the American troops at the end of WWI and has been stored well and little handled after WWI. An exceptionally rare helmet in a good large size displaying well above average condition. Code: 52938

Please await invoice on committing to buy which will include details for payment. We accept all major credit cards (3% surcharge), Wire Bank Transfer, Personal Cheques, International Money Orders and Bank Drafts. We do not accept Paypal. Orders are subject to a delivery, packaging and handling charge. Correct charges will be added to your invoice on committing to buy. We ship internationally. If you would like a quotation on shipping, please contact us before buying. Please note, no contract will exist between you and us until we have received full payment from you and have dispatched the ordered products. Items are advertised elsewhere. In the unlikely event of an item being sold by the time you place your order we will inform you by return email.

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