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Post by Panzermacher » 03 May 2005 19:00

blueboyukb wrote:panzermacher, i think the `intermediate` sizes he refers to, means the fitting of the `odd` size liner into the shell at manufacture. ie. the 55,57, 59, etc.as opposed to the `even ` numbered liners, 54,56,58 and so on, which the supply system took as the `standard` size for that shell.
No I don't think it was that, I wouldn't have got something that simple wrong, as I said, I will have to check again.....

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Post by Footloose » 04 May 2005 00:58

Ok, i mesured wrong. With a bit of sercuring (Pulling for dear life) ive managed to get it down to 61.5 cm or 61 and 3/4. Will a 61 liner fit. I have some pictures to show and prove miricales can happen!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/Bwaag/61.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/Bwaag/tight.jpg

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Post by Footloose » 04 May 2005 15:18

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Post by pzrwest » 04 May 2005 15:24

I remeber seeing either on tv or a vcr tape of german helmets being made from the raw material to the finished product was quite interesting seeing them being made. They showed the workers hammering the rolled edge after it was pre-rolled by machine but darned if i can remeber where i saw the video now

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Post by blueboyukb » 04 May 2005 18:06

if you go to http://www.german-helmets.com ,somewhere on the site under `production` or `history` i think, there is a link to a short video showing the process you mention, probably the same bit of film.

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Post by Footloose » 05 May 2005 10:35

wait, so if i cant wear a helmet can I accuratly reenact? Do i have to wear a helmet in the field? From what I can say, i dont see any field hats my size either.

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Post by Panzermacher » 05 May 2005 16:29

There are more than enough German War time combat shots of Soldiers NOT wearing a Helmet, for instance, the M43 Style Field Caps were worn in Italy, Afrika & the Med in preference over a helmet, of course, not wearing a Helmet or using an alternative will have to be discussed with your unit commander as he will have final say.

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Post by blueboyukb » 06 May 2005 22:21

the size 70 i referred to in the previous post, on e-bay, has just finished. $2,024!!, if you know of a 72 shell, get it!!. 8O

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Post by Das German Uniform Lover » 04 Nov 2017 23:14

Footloose wrote:I have a size 64 head. (im 6'3). So im shit out of luck unless anyone knows where I can get a size 72 helmet. A retailer just responded to my email saying in the thousands of helmets he seen he has only seen 2 size 70s and there thousands. And a size 70 wont even fit me.
I believe my (Overly-large) 70 cm repro helmet is from this company, Ostfront Versand. This is the URL for my helmet. I don't think they have any larger though. Also just a note for anyone who does get this helmet, the chinstrap is not made of particularly good leather, at least mine wasn't. I would recommend getting a new chinstrap if the one with it is bad.

https://ostfront-versand.de/Kopfbedecku ... ::926.html

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