Lot 439: Scarce Dutch M16 Pattern Steel Helmet,
November 30, 2016
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Scarce Dutch M16 Pattern Steel Helmet, early pattern example which has had a later WW2 period applied darker paint finish, areas of the early light green paint can be seen. Inside has the later three pad leather liner system and leather chinstrap. Again the original early green paint finish can be seen in the interior of the shell. During the 1930Âs the Dutch army had a shortage of steel helmets, as a result they re-issued many of these early pattern combat helmets.