Archive for Helmets

Norwegian Reissue of German M40 Helmet

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

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a great M40 that I picked up that is redecalled for use in the post-war Norwegian Army. Aside from the paint job and the weird thing the Norwegians did to make the leather of the liner red, this helmet is otherwise a great pot. I also note that they have swapped out the drawstring for what looks like a boot lace.

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Heer DAK 1st Pattern Pith Helmet

Posted in Headwear 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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