Stamped from sheet metal, the M16 helmet retains little original paint having been reissued twice. The top coat appears to be very late-war, likely 1945 (sloppy application). The left side of the helmet retains trace elements of silver and black under the top coat of paint (likely polizei decal). On the right side of the helmet can be found slivers of red (NSDAP party shield?). Each of the vent lugs remain intact, while one of the three liner rivets is missing, the others well secured. Inside, the updated leather liner retains most of it’s eight fingers, owner’s initials, and drawstring. The chinstrap remains fully intact, though maker stamp has worn away. The manufacture lot number “372” remains stamped on top of the helmet, while the size appears to be a 66.
Despite having been re-issued multiple times the helmet remains an excellent example of a combat used helmet with lengthily service.