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German WWII

Original Helmet Parts

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Please see the bottom of this page for German helmet liner info. 


41026 Early Luftwaffe Brass Pith Helmet Insignia Set $185

This is a nice early set. The finish is very good with an even patina. Yes, they have al the prongs, and will look great on your helmet.


120931 Luftwaffe Pith Helmet Insignia Set SOLD$165

This is a standard set of LW pith helmet insignia. They are both the zinc type and have excellent original finish and all the prongs are solid.



81160 1st Pattern NSKK Crash Helmet Eagle Insignia SOLD$180

 This is a good solid original example. It has all the prongs on the back, and the front has a nice honest appearance.


21270 Un-Issued SS & Police State Color Helmet Decals $100-$150 eachSOLD

These nice original decals display very well, but do show some age.

This is something every German helmet collector should have. They are un-issued and mint

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121328 Un-Issued German Army Helmet Eagle Decal $100SOLD

This is something every German helmet collector should have. They are un-issued and mint.


61620 Un-Issued German Army Helmet Decal Set by Pocher of Nurnberg $160/set
 
These are from a recent find vet's souvenir box. They show some light age but are very good.


111430 Un-Issued German Army Helmet National Color Decals $140 eachSold

These are a bit harder to find than the Army eagles. Both are really excellent, and won't last long.


21140 Un-Issued German Army Helmet National Color Decal $100 each ($50 damaged)  Sold

These are a bit harder to find than the Army eagles. Three are very good while one has a piece missing.


206119 Original WWII German Helmet Liner String BACK IN STOCK$25 each

It looks like spaghetti, but in fact it is a pile of original German WWII helmet strings. They range from mint and perfect to used and dirty, to match your liner. I will do my best to make sure the condition matches your helmet. The pile of spaghetti has decreased to the "fat lady trying to loose weight" portion size.

 


71541 1942 Dated Luftwaffe Helmet Rivet Set with Washers. SOLD$85

These were removed from a M42 Luftwaffe helmet with a 1942 dated liner. They are good and solid, and will easily be useable to fix your helmet. There is a really good amount of original dark Luft blue paint remaining.


71566 Early Brass Luftwaffe DD Helmet Rivet Set with Washers. $90 set of threeSOLD

These were removed from a DD Luftwaffe helmet with destroyed decals. They are good and solid and will easily be useable to fix your helmet. There is about half of original Luft blue paint remaining.


121105 Early Brass Luftwaffe DD Helmet Rivet Set with Washers. SOLD$120

These were removed from a DD Luftwaffe helmet with a 1938 dated liner (pictured below). They are good and solid and will easily be useable to fix your helmet. There is a good amount of original Luft blue paint remaining.


71542 Early Luftwaffe Unit Marked Aluminum Band Size 62/55 Helmet Liner 1938 Dated $230

This is a excellent early very solid liner. The leather is very slightly used but still great.


91616 Early 1939 Dated Aluminum Band Size 64/57 Helmet Liner  $140

This is a nice solid original liner that was re-issued to Norway after the war. The leather has been stained a red/brown color, and the aluminum pins holding the leather to the band, have been replaced with brass ones. The leather is very sound and solid. I have seen the stain removed with acetone, to an original tan color. The chinstrap is a post war Norwegian one. Still, it is a very useable original liner, which is better than a replica liner.


91617 Excellent Original M.31 Helmet Liner Size 62/55 1940 $195

This is a super nice later war liner with cream colored leather. The markings one the band are so light that they are illegible. The string is original to the liner. This one will look great in a nice helmet.


31484 1942 Dated German Helmet Liner Size 56/64 & Rivet Set $130

This is a nice solid original liner that was re-issued to Norway after the war. The leather has been stained a red/brown color, and is a little worn on several of the edges, but still solid.  The rivets are the post war Norwegian ones, which are made of brass, but look just like the German ones. I have seen the stain on the leather removed with acetone, to an original tan color. This is a very useable original liner, which is better than a replica liner.


81053 1943 Dated German Helmet Liner Size 55/62 $110

This is a nice solid original liner that was re-issued to Norway after the war. The leather has been stained a red/brown color, and the aluminum pins holding the leather to the band, have been replaced with brass ones. I sell replica aluminum pins that look just like the original ones, which I will include free. Check my replica helmet parts section. The leather is mostly sound and solid. I have seen the stain removed with acetone, to an original tan color. Still, it is a very useable original liner, which is better than nothing or a replica liner.


91611 German WWII M.31 Full Length Helmet Chinstrap Rbn Marked $150

This is a very attractive full length strap. The black side still has the original finish, and it has no problems other than being very slightly dry.


71545 Early Aluminum Fitting Luftwaffe German WWII M.31 Full Length Helmet Chinstrap $150SOLD

This one shows some age and use, but is still a good early Luftwaffe brown on both sides chinstrap.


71546 German WWII M.31 Full Length Helmet Chinstrap $135SOLD

This one shows some age and use, but is still good and will look nice in your helmet.


61541 Really Nice German WWII M.31 1941 Dated Full Length Helmet Chinstrap SOLD$160

This is a very attractive full length strap. The black side still has the original finish, and it has no problems or issues. It's not mint, but really nice.



1167 German WWII Fire Police Helmet Leather Neck Flap. $90

This one shows some age and use, but is still very good and will look nice in your helmet.


 



German Helmet Liner Info

This applies to original and replica liners.

German WWII helmets models M35, M40 and M42 come in one of seven sizes. The liners DO NOT adjust, and are not universal as are US liners. This is a source of endless confusion and consternation to collectors and re-enactors. The German sizing system is actually rather simple and very logical. Stay with me, and we will get through this together. Pay attention; there might be a test @ the end.

 The Shell

The shell is marked on the inside of the rim about one inch from the edge on the helmet’s left side, or in the back. The markings are die-stamped in small font. You may have to look very carefully.  A four digit number stamped into the back flange is the lot number, and not important for the size determination.  The markings consist of several letters and two numbers i.e. ET64. The letters are the helmet manufacture. The numbers are the interior circumference of the helmet shell in centimeters, which are as follows: 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70 & 72.

 The Liner

The liner has an outer band size and an inner band size. The outer band size corresponds to the size of the helmet shell.  The inner band size is the head size. Inner bands come in sizes 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, & 63. Each outer band size can accommodate two different inner band sizes. Thus, a WWII size 66 outer band can have a 58 or a 59 inner band. The problem is that your helmet shell must have the appropriate size outer band. So, a shell size 66, must have a size 66 liner. A size 62 cannot accommodate a size 66 liner.  Many people get a "deal" on a size 62 shell and then call me demanding a liner to fit it for their size 59 head. Sorry, this won't happen. It is like fitting 20# of dog food into a 10# bag. This means, when shopping for a helmet, you must figure out what size shell will handle the liner size for your melon.