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Hungarian M38 Helmet German Design Leather Headband Leather Chin Strap Ventilation Holes

 
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MIL-1140
MIL-1140
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Original Hungarian M38 military helmet produced from the 1940s to the 1970s, and sometimes referred to as a Finnish M35. The design is similar to the German helmet but differs due to cotter pins behind the ventilation holes, and a metal holding loop on the back. Between 1941 and 1944, the Hungarian m/38 was the most common helmet worn by the Finnish army. Used helmet includes new, unissued leather headband and chin strap.

All Military surplus products are used, the condition of the products varies, and the quantities may be limited. Unfortunately, we can not accept backorders or returns on any surplus products. Surplus condition scale:
Grade I Used in like new to excellent condition. Grade II Used in good condition, may show minor use.
Grade III Used in fair condition, will show normal wear and tear from daily use. 
Total number of Reviews: 5

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3.0 5
"I bought a couple of these, when Cheaper than Dirt orginally advertised these as German origin. Most are completely unmarked, probably of Czech or Finnish manufacture; I did get one helmet out of 6 that was clearly stamped inside and was from a German manufacturer, Quist (code stamp Q066). So, you may find a pearl amidst the rest. Unstamped German helmets are rare from what I understand, however, these I believe have been re-primed and painted after the war, so any light factory stampings may be burried under the new paint; using some paint remover in key areas inside the shell where they have been repainted to find out if there are any German factory code stampings can't hurt the value. Also, don't be fooled by the stock photo; a lot of these helmets had some pretty bad dents from mishandling/abuse. Overall, a good helmet for a re-enactor if you want to avoid buying the poorly made repro's."
3.0 5
"Not all are Hungarian. Hungarian helmets are identified as having a chin strap attachment ( piece of metal tacked to the back of the helmet so a leather strap could go through to hold the helmet onto their belt )on the back of the helmet. Just because these may have came from Hungary or Finland doesn't mean they're Hungarian. Both countries used quite a few German shells as well. The Finns used German and Hungarian helmets. The only way you can tell if a Hungarian helmet was used by the Finns is by the liner, it will be a three piece liner. If you purchase these you may get Hungarian, you may get German. If you get German you did ok, if you get Hungarian, then this is a little high as they go much cheaper elsewhere."
5.0 5
"I just received mine yesterday, and wow. I thought I was going to get the OD Green, and moderate conditioned Hungarian helmet as pictured here. Nope, mine was steel blue, (mildly polished blued steel) and was Wehrmacht (German Army) 342nd Wehrmacht to be exact, men who fought the Western-Allies. Beautiful Reich Eagle insignias too. If you've been thinking about getting one of these do it now. Especially since the price has recently dropped $30. Like the guy below me hinted, you can't be absolutely sure what exact type you'll get with one of these. Still great helmets and for a $100 you can't beat it. Thanks again Cheaper than Dirt."
5.0 5
"I just got mine today. It was green and in really great shape. Virtually zero dings or anything. However, the lining on the inside made it just a little to small for me. So I had to use metal cutting sheers and I literally ripped out the leather padding (not the foam just the leather) and then cut the liner out from one ear across the forehead to the other ear. So just the front piece of the liner. Now it fits perfect. Truly a great buy, considering this is an original shell yet cheaper than even the poor Repros. Thanks Cheaper Than Dirt."
5.0 5
"I PURCHASED MINE A WHILE BACK. MINE WAS PERFECT, AND FITS MY BIG HEAD!I WILL REPAINT IT TO GERMAN SPECS. AND USE IT AS A MOTORCYCLE HELMET."