Original German WWII M38 Single Decal Luftwaffe Paratrooper Helmet - Model 1938
Original Item: Only One Available. This wonderful Fallschirmjäger helmet retains 95% of its originally applied, dark green, rough texture combat finish. It is in near excellent condition with no damage or dents. It has not been touched since WW2 and has totally original wartime parts. This example has a decal that is excellent, remaining 95% intact.
The interior features a soft, brown leather liner is size 56 (7 US). It is well marked and produced by Heisler. It is nicely ink stamped with maker and size markings of the liner (58) and the shell (71) as follows:
Kopfweite: Gr. 56
Stahlhelm: Gr. 68
Baumuster: Heisler, Berlin G2
Hersteller: F.W. Müller Jr.
Seen between the liner band the liner itself are the complete seven charcoal foam pads; the entire assembly is attached to the shell via four correct wartime original bolts.
The harness shows some wear and minor discoloration from age and one strap, while still attached, is frayed at the junction. The buckle is a wartime example (some moderate surface rust).
The helmet liner was wartime fitted with replacement bolts and the chinstraps were placed between the liner band and the shell, there have been numerous other examples like this, and as you can see the liner band is tight to the shell showing that this was a wartime configuration not post war modified. This fitting and all parts are 100% wartime authentic as verified by numerous expert in the industry.
The side of the interior shell is stamped ET68 and the rear of the skirt is stamped with the steel lot number 719. All paratrooper helmets were produced by Eisenhuttenwerke of Thale. This example is a shell size 68 and was produced some time in 1940 - 1941.
A fantastic example, with all the correct features and in prime condition, that has not been touched since WW2 and has totally original wartime parts. a top shelf helmet for the serious collector!
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