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M33 Italian Helmet

Article about: Can any one tell me if all WW2 Italian helmets had rivets to hold the chin straps on? I noticed some on E-Bay that are leather and were sewn on. Thanks, Peka

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    Can any one tell me if all WW2 Italian helmets had rivets to hold the chin straps on? I noticed some on E-Bay that are leather and were sewn on.
    Thanks, Peka

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    The chinstraps should be held on by the d-rings which are an integral part of the linerband apparatus.

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    DougB,
    Thank you for your time. What I wanted to know is how the chin straps are connected to the "D" rings. I noticed that most of the collectors helmets had rivets holding the chin strap to the "D" rings. The ones I have seen on e-bay appeared to have been sewn on. Do you know witch is correct?
    Thanks, Jerry

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    Jerry sorry my mistake, yes it should be a small hollow core rivet about 3cm in diameter.

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    DougB,
    Thanks again for your help.
    Jerry

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    Youre welcome Jerry.

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    Not necessarily. All the M33 helmets pre 1945 I have in my collection have 2 rivets to hold the chinstrap.
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    Matt R.
    Thank you for the pictures. I guess the ones I saw on e-bay were post WW2.
    Thank you and DougB for taking time to explain what I wanted to know.
    Thanks, Jerry

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    Hi Jerry, most of the post ww2 helmets have a canvas chinstrap. Many ww2 helmets were reutilised post as well, so they keep the original linings.
    You should post the pics to know if it was period or post.

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    Quote by Matt R. View Post
    Not necessarily. All the M33 helmets pre 1945 I have in my collection have 2 rivets to hold the chinstrap.

    Hi guys,

    Matt R is 100% correct !!

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