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Article about: Can anyone point me to a nice original German ww2 paratrooper helmet that is 2000 or less? I will consider buying anything but no relic helmets

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    Can anyone point me to a nice original German ww2 paratrooper helmet that is 2000 or less? I will consider buying anything but no relic helmets

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    I doubt you will find one in that price range. This is the cheapest one I've seen for $3500 and it's a shell. Good luck

    GWH-0117-KN WWII German M38 Fallschrimajager Helmet - - Military Antiques and Museum - $3499.99
    Regards, Al

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    Al is correct. Unfortunately even FJ shells or examples missing straps will run you close to $4k and more..... A top line FJ with full decal and intact straps, solid liner these days are now starting to approach $10k (edit: Retail).
    Last edited by MAP; 06-02-2022 at 04:40 AM.
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    It seems that in all fields of collecting ( not just militaria ) the asking prices have skyrocketed in the last few years ..... and quite often they are achieving them!
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    The last complete German Paratrooper helmet I saw sold for $6.5K a few months back with a 70% decal and I thought that was a good deal. I would not recommend buying someone else's problem(s) in order to chase a dream. It took me over 20 years to get my first real paratrooper. I think DD's are still readily below $2k... I'd recommend buying something nice there.

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    M38 is offline


    There are not many M38's on the market today and many are sold among friends before making it to the market. You will NOT find one for $2000 unless you "steal" one from a vet or his family. That rarely happens these days.

    Giorgio currently has a well used late war ND for sale: ITALIANWARFRONT: GERMAN HELMETS

    Good luck!


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    Shea has a nice no decal late war M38 for $7,300 and had a really nice decal version for a bit more that lasted all of 5 minutes once it was listed.

    WWII German Model 1938 Paratrooper Helmet – The Ruptured Duck, LLC

    Hicks also has a no decal FJ helmet for $6,000

    Sharp Luftwaffe Paratrooper Helmet, Slotted Bolts - SS-Steel
    Regards, Al

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