You can still make out where decals once were before they get re-released again. And again, a great all-round helmet!! This is the original World War I Austrian / German M16 Stalnhelm helmet. This is a very rare helmet.The helmet has pits, but there are no other holes in it other than what should be there. I looked for the manufacturers' markings on the helmet and I think I can make out where they once were, but the markings were sometimes very small and light, especially on large shells, so they could not be seen due to pitting. I also found the original green paint, so I'm pretty sure the helmet is original. In addition, the helmet has pitting corrosion, which, as far as I know, only occurs on very old metal, so I'm sure the helmet is original. There is the original green paint on the body, although 99.9% of it is gone.
The helmet is strong, there are no thin weak parts. Let me know if you have any questions!The item "WW1 WW2 German / Austrian 1916 M16 Stahlhelm Helmet Original 100%" is in sale since Wednesday, September 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "qoncha_22" and is located in EC, Ukraine. This item can be shipped worldwide.