M16 camo "SI 62"

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M16 camo "SI 62"

Post by Pickelhaube » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:41 pm

Yesterday i was walking on a fleemarket when somebody said he had a helmet and some papers in his car which he had found while clearing out an old barn. Not expecting something exciting i went with him, but when he pulled out this helmet, i knew i had to have it. It's not a camouflagepatern i come across alot and one i didn't had in my collection until now. The leather interior is in great condition and it even has the chinstrap.

I know the foto's don't do any justice, but at the moment i only have my Phone to take photo's.

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Re: M16 camo "SI6"

Post by ebeeby » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:04 pm

Nice find!

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Re: M16 camo "SI6"

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:35 pm

Nice, hard to find nowadays especially with chinstrap

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Re: M16 camo "SI 62"

Post by Pickelhaube » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:50 pm

Thank you! In 20 years collecting i've found 4-5 camo helmet outside the "militaria market", but this is the first one with the chinstrap.

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Re: M16 camo "SI 62"

Post by Peter_Suciu » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:29 pm

Nice find. As time goes by less and less stuff will come "out of the woodwork," so that is a great piece to find.

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Re: M16 camo "SI 62"

Post by kaiser » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:11 pm

Nice camo to find on a fleemarket i go weekly to fleemarkets but never came acros sutch a nice helmet as yours

Nice catch :bravo:

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Re: M16 camo "SI 62"

Post by Pickelhaube » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:24 pm

On the fleemarkets you have to know the people, most vendors keep the good stuff in the car for certain buyers. In the past i bought alot of helmets in worse condition just so they would keep offering me stuff and i would be able to buy the better stuff also. Those helmets i just sell to make some profit. In the past month i also had a complete Prussian m1895 in great condition with loads of patina and a german m16 without liner but with his original color (appelgreen and on top is a layer of ochre).

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Re: M16 camo "SI 62"

Post by b.loree » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:49 pm

Congratulations that is a super piece to add to your collection, very unusual to have that chin strap still on there. :thumb up:
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Re: M16 camo "SI 62"

Post by edwin » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:16 am

Grear find, congrats!

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