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ACHTUNG! German WWII helmet liner info is located at the bottom of this page.
This is an original M40 helmet shell restored with the correct colored paint. The shell is original and has no cracks, rust or dents. The interior is a top quality, made in Europe liner with a good solid modern replica strap. It was used by a re-enactor 20 years ago and looks very good. The rubber band is covering old mud. This is great for your display or reenacting.
This is an original German WWII helmet shell restored with the correct colored paint and decal. The shell is original and has no cracks, rust or dents. The liner and chin strap are both aged and look very realistic. It looks very good, and is great for your display or reenacting.
This is an original M42 helmet shell restored by German Helmets Inc. with the correct colored paint. The shell is solid and has no cracks, rust or dents. The scuffs are minor, and should wipe away. The interior is an unused top quality, replica liner. It looks very good, and is great for your display or reenacting.
This is an original German WWII helmet shell restored with the correct colored paint and decals. The shell is original and has no cracks, rust or dents.
This is an original M35 helmet shell restored with the correct colored paint and decals. The shell is original and has no cracks, rust or dents. The interior is a top quality, made in Europe liner and good quality chin strap. It looks very good, and is great for your display or reenacting.
Our replica German M31 steel band helmet liners are made in Europe to exact German military specs. The leather is the correct grade leather which is die cut. The steel bands are zinc plated, just like the originals. All have correct markings on the band and the leather. Chinstrap not included
These are standard leather fitted onto ORIGINAL WWII issue German liner bands. They are super for restoration projects. Most sizes available. Contact me for availability of size. If you need a certain date; I will try to do my best to meet your needs. These liners look very nice when the leather is a little aged, with brown shoe die or polish.
This is everything you need to install your helmet liner. The kit includes: liner, standard chinstrap and set of 3 rivets with washers. Deluxe chinstrap please add $5.
These are the correct type, and size for your helmet, with the correct markings.
These are the correct rivets (set of 3 with washers) for your WWII German helmet. They are just like the originals, and are maker marked and 1941 dated. Yes, they WILL work in your WWI helmet. If you need 4 rivets to fix a police helmet please add $2.
These hold the leather onto the rim. They are made of aluminum, and look exactly like the originals.
I had these made in Europe. They are metric and look great. They have both washers, and will look perfect in your para helmet.
German Helmet Liner Info
This information applies to BOTH original and replica liners.
German WWII helmets models M35, M40 and M42 come in one of seven sizes. The liners DO NOT adjust, and are not universal as are US liners. This is a source of endless confusion and consternation to collectors and re-enactors. The German sizing system is actually rather simple and very logical. Stay with me, and we will get through this together. Pay attention; there might be a test @ the end.
The shell is marked on the inside of the rim about one inch from the edge on the helmet’s left side, or in the back. The markings are die-stamped in small font. You may have to look very carefully. A four digit number stamped into the back flange is the lot number, and not important for the size determination. The markings consist of several letters and two numbers i.e. ET64. The letters are the helmet manufacture. The numbers are the interior circumference of the helmet shell in centimeters, which are as follows: 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70 & 72.
The liner has an outer band size and an inner band size. The outer band size corresponds to the size of the helmet shell. The inner band size is the head size. Inner bands come in sizes 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, & 63. Each outband size can accommodate two different inner band sizes. Thus, a WWII size 66 outer band can have a 58 or a 59 inner band. The problem is that your helmet shell must have the appropriate size outer band. So, a shell size 66, must have a size 66 liner. A size 62 cannot accommodate a size 66 liner. Many people get a "deal" on a size 62 shell and then call us demanding a liner to fit it for their size 59 head. Sorry, this won't happen. It is like fitting 20# of dog food into a 10# bag. This means, when shopping for a helmet, you must figure out what size shell will handle the liner size for your melon. The chart below will help. Our liner bands only come with one liner size due to the immense stocking and production issues.
If you have a Spanish, post-war German or other non- WWII German helmet, and would like to try to install a WWII liner, This may be possible, but you are on your own. I would like to help, but frankly, via email or phone this is really difficult. I would recommend staring with an original shell or buying a completely restored one.
Now with all that nasty stuff out of the way, please remember you can call, and I will do my best to help.