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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.


20711 Luftwaffe Pith Helmet Eagle Early Brass Example $135

These are really tough to find when you need one. It is perfect with old tarnish and all the prongs.


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 each

These nice original decals display very well, but do show some age.  The prices are as follows:

#1        $125 AVAILABLE

#2        $100 SOLD

#s 3&4   $150 each

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


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

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


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. Sorry, no wholesale on these.


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). The are good and solid and will easily be useable to fix your helmet. There is a good amount of original Luft blue paint remaining.


11440 Early Aluminum Band Size 62/55 Helmet Liner 1939 Dated SOLD$200

This is a good solid 1939 dated early aluminum banded liner. The leather is slightly dry, but still very good.


91436 Excellent Original M.31 Helmet Liner Size 66/58 with Original String 1943 Dated $200

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


121106 Early Aluminum Band Size 66/58 Helmet Liner SOLD$200

This is a good solid 1938 dated early aluminum banded liner. The leather is slightly dry, with a little dirt, but still good.


11255 Original M.31 Helmet Liner Size 62/54 1940 Dated & Named $185

This is a nice looking solid liner.  The leather is very good with the original owner's name in the leather. The string is non- standard, but looks period. There is some paint on the band, but overall a very good liner.


111117 Original M.31 Helmet Liner Size 66/58 by B & C Litzmanstadt 1943 $160

This is a solid used liner. It has a spot of silver paint, but will work well in your helmet. The string is original to the liner.


51306 1943 Dated German Helmet Liner Size 56/64 $135

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 very 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 a replica liner.


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.


51307 Huge Size 68/61Early Aluminum 1938 Dated German Helmet Liner $140

This is a nice solid original liner that was re-issued to Norway after the war. It is the hard to find early banded huge shell size 68. 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 very 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 a replica liner.


111162 Original M.31 Helmet Liner Size 66/59 1943 Dated SOLD$120

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 very sound and solid, with only one small hole in the back. 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 a replica liner.


81052 1943 Dated German Helmet Liner Size 57/64 $125

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 very 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.


81053 1943 Dated German Helmet Liner Size 55/62 $125

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.


91437 Really Nice German WWII M.31 Unmarked Full Length Helmet Chinstrap $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.


51309 Early Aluminum Fitting German WWII M.31 Full Length Helmet Chinstrap Unmarked $135SOLD

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


51311 German WWII M.31 Unmarked Full Length Helmet Chinstrap 1942 Dated $115SOLD

This is a good strap, but was period repaired. Its a little dry, but still solid.


70939 German WWII M.31 Maker Marked Full Length Helmet Chinstrap with RB# Maker 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 is not mint, but really nice.


70940 German WWII M.31 Full Length Helmet Chinstrap SOLD$130

This is an honest used example. There are several slight surface damaged areas, but overall it is very solid and without issues.




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.