US WWI M1917 Doughboy Helmet 3rd Infantry Division Marked Civil Defense Use

$229.99

This is a very nice all original US WWI era doughboy helmet that was painted with the 3rd Infantry Division logo.  Somewhere along its life, it was again painted to denote Civil Defense Auxiliary Police use. This was probably done around the time of WWII.

This helmet retains 90% original finish both inside and out.  It comes with the original liner. However, it has come loose from the shell. The leather chin strap has long since broken.  Overall, this is a great original WWI helmet that has been used since most likely in WWII by the original owner.

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Description

This is a very nice all original US M1917 WWI era doughboy helmet that was painted with the 3rd Infantry Division logo.  Somewhere along its life, it was again painted to denote Civil Defense Auxiliary Police use. This was probably done around the time of WWII. There is medical tape inside the helmet with the name and unit of the individual that the helmet was issued to.  This is a great research opportunity.

This helmet retains 90% original finish both inside and out.  It comes with the original liner. However, it has come loose from the shell. The leather chin strap has long since broken.  Overall, this is a great original WWI helmet that has been used since most likely in WWII by the original owner.

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 16 × 8 in
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