M38 German Paratrooper Helmet Type 3 Chinstrap Zinc Buckle & Reversed Leather New Condition
These chinstraps were the third version to be worn on the M38 Helmet late WW2 from 1944 on-wards. The buckle is made from zinc plated steel.
As resources got scarce the material, quality and craftmanship declined, we have reflected this in our chinstraps so they are an accurate representation of a 1944 strap for the discerning collector or reenactor.
Made from genuine grey-blue pigskin and reversed leather. They are stitched with Gruschwitz No. 10 thread and have no real linen reinforcement and grease-free paper inside (unlike the Type 1 & 2). The machine manufactured zinc grommets will fit your helmet's bolts and nuts correctly. These will come with light or dark reversed leather just like the originals!
These straps weigh only 50 to 80 grams depending on the version and are very strong, just like originals. All specifications are taken from the original drawings, real wartime photographs from the Bundesarchiv and original chinstraps. We started production from the ground up without using replica’s as samples, as we wanted to offer 100% accuracy.
The features are:
- The correct weight and strength - flexible and not 'chunky'.
- The correct grommets - zinc plated.
- Made from grey-blue pigskin.
- Stitched in Gruschwitz No. 10 thread
- No real linen reinforcement and grease-free paper inside.
- Real reversed leather on the reverse.
- Will fit ET66, ET68 and ET71 versions of Helmet.
- Zinc plated steel slidingBuckle.
These are the best WWII German Type 3 Paratrooper Chin straps on the market, perfect for helmet restorers, collectors and re-enactors. They are made to order so we only have a small quantity in stock, these may take a couple of weeks to make and to send to you. You may want to email us and check stock levels before ordering. If 'quantity' levels are zero you will need to email us to order!