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I've been trying to figure out what helmet this is for months with no luck finding anything. I've talked to a few collectors and they had no idea. I've now resorted to the internet. There are no stamps anywhere, just remanence of a sticker on the inside. The clip on the chin strap says "anchor bran" with an anchor stamp. I've attached some pictures, hopefully this is enough information. Thank you!
Gentlemen, I am starting a thread with photos of American soldiers with the M1917 Browning Machine Gun and will gradually add photos from my collection as I scan them. I invite all of you to share any relevant photos from your collections as well. Since the M1917 Browning was such a prolific machine gun that was used through WW1, WW2, Korea, and possibly even Vietnam, I welcome photos from all conflicts. However, my collection pertains primarily to WW1 so I will be kicking it off with that. Hope you enjoy! Ben
Hello everyone! I am in possesion of an old stahlhelm (I searched on the internet and I think it could be an Austro-Hungarian M1917), which was found a couple of decades ago in an attic... before it has been used as a flowerbox (!!) for many years - given that the village where it was used was on the frontline between Italy and Austria, and so after the war those helmets were very easy to found around. As you can see in the pictures it has been repainted, but the big problem is that inside it is in horrible conditions; I would like then to remove at least the rust and maybe restore it as far as it is possible... Do you think it would be possible? Thank you very much!