WW1 Camouflage M1916 Stuttgart 1917 Helm
WW1 German M1916 Camouflage Helmet - Stuttgart 1917. This German M1916 Stahlhelm (Steel Helmet) was introduced into regular service during the Verdun campaign in early 1916. This rare model helmet features an original 1918 bold coloured camouflage pattern to the outside, as well as side-mounted horn-like ventilator lugs which were intended to be support for an additional steel brow plate or Stirnpanzer which saw limited use by snipers and trench raiding parties, as it was too heavy for general use. The makers mark is stamped to each of the rear leather lining sections,'Carl Wieland, Stuttgart 1917. The shell is stamped to the inner metal rim of the helmet -'Q66', the Q being for the maker'Firma F. The leather lining is a correct period replacement and is in good condition. The helmet has a length of 12.25 inches (31cm) by a width 9 inches (23cm) by a height 6.75 inches (17cm). The helmet is worn in places with the camouflage still clear.
The leather lining is intact with only one rip to the leather tag. The leather strap is not present. For further detail and condition, please see images below. The item "WW1 Camouflage M1916 Stuttgart 1917 Helm" is in sale since Sunday, October 28, 2012.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Helmets/ Hats". The seller is "theantiquesstorehouse" and is located in Portsmouth. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Uniform/ Clothing
- Clothing Type: Helmets/ Hats
- Era: 1914-1945
- Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
- Service: Army
- Country/ Organization: Germany
- Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued