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M40 SD Luftwaffe missing chinstrap

Article about: Hi Gents Just about to come into possession of this M40 SE46 sized 57 from a reputable source. The liner looks almost brand new, apparently original to the helmet, the rivets look untouched

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    Hi Gents

    Just about to come into possession of this M40 SE46 sized 57 from a reputable source. The liner looks almost brand new, apparently original to the helmet, the rivets look untouched for the main part. Have other pics if required.

    Anyway question is, where would i get an original chinstrap in the same condition to match?

    Thanks for looking
    Stefan

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    Hello Stefan. Original chinstraps, even nearly mint condition examples, are out there. However, they have gotten quite expensive IMO in the past few years as collectors seek to "complete" their helmets. If you scour dealer sites and keep an eye on forum classifieds, you will eventually find one that fits your needs. However, you may find paying for it a little painful.
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    Quote by TWS View Post
    Hello Stefan. Original chinstraps, even nearly mint condition examples, are out there. However, they have gotten quite expensive IMO in the past few years as collectors seek to "complete" their helmets. If you scour dealer sites and keep an eye on forum classifieds, you will eventually find one that fits your needs. However, you may find paying for it a little painful.
    Be careful though , a lot of chinstraps for sale are a mixed bag of fakes and originals. Make sure not to spend hard earned cash on a fake chinstrap.
    Currently writing a blog post on the subject.
    www.germanhelmetvault.com


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    Thanks guys, yes I had a look today, and definitely will be careful as there’s a lot of repro ones although to be fair all listed as such.

    Did come across of a couple of great articles, one on original helmet components and a chinstrap info page.

    I will certainly wait as in no rush.

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    I would never buy a chinstrap, except if i would want to put a helmet on a mannakin. They make it harder to display a helmet, and make you require a helmet stand, as the Chinstrap over the brim looks fantastic, but it will damage the leather over the time.

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    Funnily enough I have since been offered a couple of genuine chinstraps from different sources.

    One being this black one, looks like an ali buckle, Luftwaffe helmets used brown straps but varies to black after 1940.

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    Quote by stefanr View Post
    Funnily enough I have since been offered a couple of genuine chinstraps from different sources.

    One being this black one, looks like an ali buckle, Luftwaffe helmets used brown straps but varies to black after 1940.

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    The brown straps are actually very uncommon so not standard LW practice.
    This one I would not buy. It is a steel buckle , Rf and Rb numbered straps always have steel buckles.
    www.germanhelmetvault.com


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