Late-WWII German M38 Fallschirmjäger Helmet & Liner Set (ckl71)
This is an original late-WWII German manufactured M38 fallschirmjäger helmet set. When originally acquired, it was dissassembled, however the liner system has been painstakingly reinstalled and is guaranteed original to the set. The helmet's inside brim is size stamped ckl71, lot number 4054, denoting late-war production by the Eisenhüttenwerke, Thale factory. The helmet's distinctive raised rim is unique to the 4054 lot number. The helmet exhibits all the characteristics one expects to see on an original example from this timeframe, including the 'dip' at the front of the helmet and the rim crease resulting from the manufacturing process. The original factory paint finish is in excellent condition. Interestingly, both vented slotted aluminum and solid slotted steel bolts were utilized in the helmet's assembly. The interior retains its original F.W. Muller Jr. manufactured size 61 leather liner, Buna-S dome pad, and Type-2 chinstrap system. The leather components have dried and deteriorated over the years, likely due to poor storage.