Archive for Helmets

U.S. Vietnam Era M1 Helmet

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_StatesThis is an M1 helmet from the second production run in 1966. The camouflage helmet cover is dated 1969. If you sniff inside the helmet you can smell hemp. It doesn’t get more authentic than that.

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3-Piece Luftwaffe Gladiator Helmet

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , on April 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a Luftwaffe Civilain Issue Fire Protection Helmet. It was used by the fire fighting and rescue personnel working in the cities as they were being attacked by the Allied heavy bomber offensive.

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Polizei Parade Helmet

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , on April 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the standard lightweight parade helmet used by the German Polizei. It’s been nicknamed the tea strainer because of the air holes on either side. There is something dodgy in the liner. I think that someone has replaced the liner with a weird setup.

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Heer DAK 1st Pattern Pith Helmet

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , , , on April 18, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a first pattern German pith helmet, issued to troops in the Mediterranean theatre. These are tough to find in good condition because they tend to sag if they are not stored correctly. This one is a size 55.

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German M42 Helmet

Posted in Fakes & Replicas, Headwear with tags , , , on April 18, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is an original M42 helmet with a completely spurious paint job. Someone has tried to make it into a HJ helmet, hence the diamond decal. I have no idea where they got the colour paint from. Ha! Aside from that it’s a lovely helmet in an extremely small size, in fact it seems a child’s sizing.

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Prussian Private Soldiers Pickelhaube

Posted in Headwear with tags , , , on April 16, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_German_EmpireHere is a NCO or Private soldiers Pickelhaube from the 16th Prussian Infantry Regiment. The helmet is marked 1896, frequently the last inspection date. It is also marked IR.16 1896 2C I.G. and something like R?6961B. The old guy I bought it from said his uncle had got it after WW1 when he subscribed to a War Bond drive in New York.

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