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Outstanding Original WWII LUFTSCHUTZ BEADED M38 GLADIATOR HELMET. (Stahlhelm M38) Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History


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Outstanding Original WWII LUFTSCHUTZ BEADED M38 GLADIATOR HELMET. (Stahlhelm M38) Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. The three piece, stamped, sheet steel construction Luftschutz M38 “Gladiator” style helmet retains a good of its original, smooth, dark satin blue painted finish with light rust/patina. The front center of the helmet has a Luftschutz emblem decal. The black detailed, silver decal features stylized spread wings with a central oak-leaf sprig and a canted swastika positioned below a scripted banner, “Luftschutz”. The helmet has two groups of seven “salt & pepper” ventilation holes to either side of the crown. All three of the small, flat headed, liner retaining rivets are intact. The helmet has an embossed, horizontal, beaded rim between the crown and the visor/neck guard. The visor/neck guard has a semi-circular “ear” cut-out and a brazed vertical seam to either side. Complete original liner and chinstrap. Size marked 57.  A very good  example. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Do Not Miss This ONE!