Chin-strap with steel parts to German helmet M40 or M42. It is made to complete a set of original helmet of a museum copy or the creation of a very good helmet for reenactment. The flesh-colored skin of which the strap is made was aged to look like the original. Waxed linen thread is used. All accessories are fined manually and painted in gray color, then they were artificially aged.
Made exclusively for the shop "Replika"! Very similar to the originals.
The original straps with these stamps, the drawing of the stamps, and the plates themselves are shown below.
We offer such straps with the stamps of dfc42 and G. SCHIELE LOBURG 1941. Both are an exact copies of the original stamps, such stamps actually existed and are found in collections.
The stamp must be selected before ordering next to the "Add to cart" button. If some option is not there, then such ones are currently sold out.
How to install the strap correctly?
Before installation, the leather should be wetted in those places where it wil be bent. Release the short ends of the strap from the pegs, insert them into the eyelets of the helmet liner and close them again on the pegs. The short part with the buckle should be on the left when the helmet is worn. As a rule, the short ends were bent with the light side out, but it happened that they were also bent with the black side out.
Production of straps with steel parts started in 1940. They could be also installed to helmets model 1935 if they were completed (or refurbished) after 1940.