CUSTOM RESTORED WW2 GERMAN HELMETS

 

Once again; I do not apply decals or paint camouflage helmets but every now and then I get some in which have already been "customized". Here are a few German ones which you might like

 

Restored helmet #124

   

   

Whomever restored this helmet paid particular attention to the shade of paint and he did a great job. The shade of feldgrau and the matte appearance are as close as can be come to what I call "M34 feldgrau"; it's that shade of paint that you see on the earliest of M16 series helmets that were refurbished for Hitler's army just after the Reichswehr was dis-established prior to the creation of the Wehrmacht. The decals were applied with lacquer and lacquer coated after application; just as early transition helmets are. The shell is an ET64. The liner and strap are not the kind of reproductions that I carry but they are quite god nonetheless. $280.00

 

 

Restored helmet #125

       

This is an original M16 BF64 helmet shell which was restored a long time ago. It may have been one of the ones that came out of Norwegian surplus as there is an original WW2 German liner inside which shows refurbishment by the Norwegians. The decal s quite tolerable. The strap is a reproduction. The price is $275.00

 

 

Restored helmet #126

   

   

I take my hat off to whomever repainted this EF66 M40 helmet. The paint is so close to original that it is scary. If somebody put an original liner into it, I would really have to look twice. As it is, the liner and strap are repros but you'll not find a better restored shell.  $300.00

 

 

Restored helmet #123

       

       

This is an original M18 helmet produced in 1918 by ET is shell size 66. It has been restored in the configuration of a 1935 era Black SS parade helmet and is one of the finiest renditions I have ever come across. Whomever did this restoration is a real artist. The helmet has been finished off with an original period liner from the mid 1930s (I cannot see a hint of the liner date as the liner frame is mated closely to the inside shell.) The chinstrap is an original  Czech or Austrian pattern from the 1930s as is typically found on SS parade helmets of the period. The decals are reproductions with the SS runic shield being a frighteningly good copy of the C.A.Pocher design. Overall this helmet is the closest thing that you are going to get to an original $20,000 specimen. Price: $750.00

 

 

Restored helmet #122

       

I can't make out the maker of this M35 shell but it is a size 64. Perhaps an EF? It has an original factory applied C.A. Pocher decal. Basically the helmet came to me with all of it's original paint stripped off. Whomever did that had gone around the original decal and left it intact. So I painted it with my M40 spec textured paint and added a liner/strap assembly. It makes a neat display. The decal is 100% original and was originally applied at the factory. Everything else is new. There is no original paint under the new paint. There is no national color decal either. $250.00

 

Restored helmet #115

       

This is an EF64 M35 shell which has been repainted in matte "feldblau" paint with early droop-tail decal applied. All components are reproduction other than the original helmet shell itself. $265.00

 

 

Restored helmet #116

     

   

 This is an original single decal army helmet. The shell is an NS64 M40. It has the correct feldgrau paint applied by NS and the decal is a wartime original, factory applied C.A. Pocher which was standard application for the NS factory. But the tan paint is; I am sure, post-war done. The liner and chinstrap are reproduction as well. All in all, it is a pretty fair representation of a Tropical AfrikaKorps helmet. SOLD

 

 

Restored helmet #117

   

   

The fellow who owned this helmet before I did believed it was an original camouflage helmet and I am sure he paid a price for it. The shell is a Ckl64. The decal is not original. The paint is post-war. The liner and strap are reproduction. $225.00

 

 

Restored helmet #118

       

This is a size 64 M42 helmet. I cannot make out what the manufacturer is. It has been painted to replicate a combat medic helmet. One of the split-pins is missing. The liner is an original German one what was re-used by Norway after the war. This helmet is SOLD

 

 

Restored helmet #119

   

   

This is a TJ66 original M16 helmet shell. It was re-painted to resemble an aged camouflage helmet. Looks like it was done 20 years ago. The liner is a reproduction that has a good amount of age to it as well. Overall it's a convincing job and displays very well. $325.00

 

 

Restored helmet #120

     

   

Here is a real blast from the past. This is one of the helmets that were offered by "Unique Imports" in the 1970s. They had imported about 10 thousand German helmets which had been re-used by the Norwegians after the war. They repainted the exterior and slapped on repro decals and sold them for $19.95. You were offered your choice of M35 or M42 models (Collectors had not yet coined the term "M40" yet) and you were offered your choice of Army, SS or Luftwaffe. This helmet is an ET64 M35 original German helmet shell with original German liner (dyed red by the Norwegians) and a Norwegian chinstrap. It still has the "unique Imports" blue paint and decals. I love these things and have a collection of them myself. $250.00

 

 

Restored helmet #121

       

This is a restored original ET64 M42 helmet with reproduction liner and strap. It was stripped and repainted with textured paint and a high quality reproduction SS decal which has been applied with lacquer so it's not going to flake off. SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

Restored helmet #113

   

   

This is an original helmet NS64 M40 shell. The liner is one which was re-used by the Norwegians after the war; being treated with a red dye substance. The chinstrap is a reproduction. The helmet shell has been repainted and adorned with reproduction SS decals. Looks like it was done in the 1970s. SOLD

 

 

Restored helmet #114

       

  This is an original helmet SE64 M35 shell.  The helmet was re-used by the Norwegians after the war.  The liner and chinstrap are post-war Norwegian produced. The helmet shell has been repainted and adorned with reproduction Luftwaffe decals. Looks like the restoration was done in the 1970s-80s. There are spots where the paint has been touched up. $250.00

 

 

Restored helmet #108

       

 This is an original ET66 M40 shell restored as a factory issue with Heer feldgrau textured paint. A reproduction decal was added and then the helmet was sprayed over in DAK sand paint. The inner skirt was covered and there is overspray on the liner frame. Just as often done originally. $325.00

 

 

Restored helmet #109

     

   

 This is an original Ckl66 M42 helmet which has been restored as a no-decal and has had a 3-color "Normandy" pattern spray camouflage added. The shell is free of dents or cracks. A wonderful display. $275.00

 

 

Restored helmet #110

   

   

 This is an original NS64 M40 shell restored as a factory issue with Luftwaffe feldblau textured paint. A reproduction decal was added and then the helmet was sprayed over in DAK sand paint. The inner skirt was covered and there is overspray on the liner frame. Just as often done originally. $255.00

 

 

Restored helmet #106

     

 This is an original SE62 M35 helmet which has been stripped and repainted in special mixed Luftwaffe feldblau. The shell is in perfect shape with no cracks or dents. The liner and strap are reproductions. The Luftwaffe decals are repros as well. $225.00

 

 

 

Restored helmet #105

       

 This is an original Soviet Ssh36 helmet shell which has been restored with reproduction liner and strap; exactly replicating the early style cloth bowl liner. The helmet has been repainted and a red star stenciled on the front. A great representative piece. The size is about 59. $275.00

 

Restored helmet #97

   

   

Double decal combat police. Original ET68 shell. There is a tiny crack in the rim of the helmet shell near the weaers left. New paint and liner components. The decals are high quality lacquer transfer types. $350.00

 

 

Restored helmet #98

       

M42 single decal Luftwaffe. Original Ckl64 shell. New paint and liner components. The decal is a high quality lacquer transfer types. $225.00

 

 

Waffen SS helmet covers

     

This is the early type cover with no attached camouflage loops. It is made from cotton poplin material printed with an excellent rendition of "Oak-A" camouflage. The spring attached rocker hooks are also quite accurate. $29.00

 

     

This is the late war type cover with attached camouflage loops. It is made from cotton poplin material printed with an excellent rendition of "Oak-A" camouflage. The spring attached rocker hooks are also quite accurate. $29.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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