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"Bargain Basement" Helmet # 22



Here is an M35 ET66 which has been taken apart and stripped/repainted in tan color. The liner and strap are original so it's worth the price as a "parts" helmet. No dents or cracks. ON HOLD



"Bargain Basement" Helmet # 17



This is an Austrian M17 helmet made by the maker that uses a star as a logo. It is a shell size 66. I believe this one was produced between the wars because the color is a bit more green than WW1 models. The liner is typical Austrian; being the kind that had the pillows backed with salvaged material or material obtained from civilian use. The leather strap is definitely post WW1. $350.00



"Bargain Basement" Helmet # 18



I am not sure what this helmet is supposed to be so I'll just describe it by it's components. The shell is a size 66 WW1 Austrian with original ink-stamped maker mark and original brown paint. The liner is post WW1. Probably from the Czech M1919 helmet (which was identical to the WW1 Austrian helmet) The chinstrap is the "Berndorf" pattern so called because of it's resemblance to those used with the M17 Austrian helmet produced by the Krupp factory at Berndorf. I believe it is from the 1920s as well. The green panel which are painted onto the helmet exterior do not look period. I mean not from the 1920s/30s. I don't know when they were added nor by whom. It is a cool helmet that can be bought for $395.00



"Bargain Basement" Helmet # 19



Here is an original German M40 helmet (Q66) which was one of the thousands left in Norway when the Germans left in 1945. The Norwegian army stripped the shell and repainted it; adding Norwegian army decals to both sides. The original German liner has a 1938 dated aluminum framed liner which has been treated with the reddish leather treatment that the Norwegians splattered over all their leather products. The chinstrap is a German one which had been period trimmed to remove slack. Most of these Norwegian reworks have been repainted and altered at some point by collectors since they were surplused by Norway in the 1970s. This is a rare example of one which remains in Norwegian configuration. $425.00



"Bargain Basement" Helmet # 20



This is a helmet which has seen a long, hard life. It is an EF66 M35 double decal Luftwaffe helmet. It shows considerable wear. It was over-painted in light tan (or yellowed white) paint; I believe it was done during the war but so much of it is missing because of damage and use that I cannot be certain. The liner is an original but appears to have been replaced into this helmet. Give it a good home. ON HOLD



"Bargain Basement" Helmet # 10



Here is your basic late war Luftschutz single piece gladiator style helmet with the plastic chinstrap which came out in the fall of 1944. The original Dark Blue paint is 99% intact. The liner and strap are complete and sound. At this stage of the war, they had dispensed with the application of decals. $195.00



"Bargain Basement" Helmet # 14



This is an HKP M40 single decal luftwaffe helmet which has seen better days. The paint rates at 90% but the decal has had some significant damage done to it. The liner is an original which has been replaced into the helmet. So you get an original paint job, decal remnants and an original liner for cheap. ON HOLD