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WWI M1916 Camouflage German Combat Helmet
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The Model 1916 combat helmet has a three color camouflage pattern comprised of the original exterior field gray paint with the addition of sections of brown and ochre, with the sections divided by borders of black. The exterior paint scheme is approximately 90% intact and complete. The three liner pads remain present, with the reverse "pillows" still retaining their filling. The drawstring is missing, as is the chin strap and two liner retaining split rivets. On the interior rear skirt is painted a designation that appears to be "499 W.A" or perhaps "H99 W.A", the meaning of which is unknown. The interior side is stamped "Si. 66", indicating a size 66 shell manufactured by Eisenhuttenwerk Schlesien. Overall an excellent condition of a camouflage Model 1916 combat helmet.