Offered is a very rare original WW1 US M1917 Doughboy helmet with original hand painted insignia of the 101st Infantry Regiment of the 26th "Yankee" Division. The 26th Division was the only one to select distinctly different insignia for each component unit, and helmets with the 101st Infantry Regiment insignia are extremely rare.
The helmet is complete with solidly attached liner and whole leather chinstrap in very good condition. Upgrading this one would be very difficult, if you can find one at all. Please see pictures for condition and thank you for looking. The item "Maker an offer! RARE ORIGINAL WWI WW1 US M1917 HELMET 101ST IR 26TH YANKEE DIV" is in sale since Sunday, March 26, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "truthtonbay" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States.