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6th March 2022.
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Luftwaffe M38 helmet which was only issued to German paratroopers. This example came of the family's estate and was not available to the market before. A very interesting piece in untouched condition!
Typical helmet shell with an "ET66" maker and size stamp to the side.
Liner: Soft leather. Well worn. Slightly deformed. No rips.
Markings: "Kopfweite 58" size marked and "Stahlhaube Gr.68" shell size marked. Hensler maker marked.
Screws: Slotted screws! 100% period time added. The helmet was worn example like that!
Chin straps: Soft leather. Working button. 1st pattern straps in well worn condition. Signs of age.
Paint: Around 80% factory paint. Sign of wear and age.
Decal: EAbout 90%. Signs of wear.
Some damage to the inner ring which looks to have happened period time. There is a very old cord which was used to fix it. Some pads loose. Liner jiggling.
A fantastic helmet including a card coming out of the estae sent from "Euer Berthold" from Fallschirmschule Witstock!