Anyone who has been able to see in person, Original Rocker Clips and Springs, or has the Extensive photographic evidence from, Mr. Beavers Elite Camouflage Books, will know that these are excellent original examples.
The only way to acquire these pieces, is through excavation of former Battle sites. The Retaining Pins are also Aluminum, they do have allot of rust staining on them, but they are Original and in great shape to use. Extremely hard to find in unused condition! The Pins came from a Collector in Germany, who had the pins in his collection.
Someone once asked me, if the Pins are stained with rust, on purpose, ? To make them look old.And of course the answer is NO. The pins, from what I Understand were sitting in a drawer of misc. Items, some that were rusty.
This collector had no use for these items and threw all of his junk items, in this drawer. Over time everything gets stained with rust. Thats how these pins were stored. There is 1 rocker clip, that is already installed, the pin needs to be just a little more pressed in, once this is done, the Head of the pin will assume its correct shape. The Steel Springs are original, they are already in the cover, all 3 of them are the same, identical.
Attached to the springs is a white thread, so the spring can be pulled down for the attachment of the Rocker clips. I cannot express how Rare and Uncommon it is, to have the opportunity to have all of these pieces, to complete an Original Elite Combat Helmet Cover. Please compare what ever you need to, All of these Parts are Original to WW2.
The Cover Cotton Material is Awesome, once you have an Original piece in your hands, you can tell in an instant, when you grab on to a fake one. Why is it in Pieces? In my Humble opinion, I Agree with one of the Most Knowledgeably Known for his Life time Effort of study, of Elite Uniforms Mr. He has written many books on the subject and is the Best. Most collectors use his books for a great teaching tool on Original Elite Material items.His books on the Combat Elite Camouflage Uniforms are a Must read, for any Collector. He discusses how the US Military, when in Europe during WW2 was astonished with the different types and materials of the German Heer and Elite Camouflage. Military, Searched for any Camouflage items they could find, so they could study them. In the hopes that one day, they could use the same Technology to make a similar type of there own. And that is exactly what they did. Military Camouflage, it is Based on the WW2 German style Camo. Also in the Books, Mr. Beaver discusses how the US troops would often find many, Unfinished pieces of Camouflage uniform clothing, as the Combat Elite, had much of its Camouflage clothing made in the field. Traveling, Small companies of Taylors, would go from Unit to Unit, fixing, repairing and making Uniform items for the Soldiers. This is a known Fact. This Blurred edge Cover, is much like one of Mr. Beavers covers in his book, as this cover doesn't have the extra stitching in the front of the visor, which is indicative of the covers made in the field. This cover in the photos above, is on a size 66 shell.
Once the cover is finished, the cover will fit the helmet more uniformly as the springs will pull the cover where it is supposed to, for a firm fit.. So, perhaps it was unfinished? Perhaps some idiot took it apart, who knows.
What I do know, its all 100% Original Materials. I checked the cover with a Very Heavy UV light and also performed the Burn test, everything is correct, No Synthetics. On top of that, you can see plainly, that all of this is original. So, be assured, this Rare piece of Elite Uniform, is a Good one.Once you receive the Cover, I always give 5 days for inspection. This way you will have the time, in hand to make a good decision. If you choose to return it for any reason, let me know within that 5 days time of inspection. If I do not hear from you, by the 5th.
If you have any Questions Please don't Hesitate to ask. I sell only original items. This really is a chance of a life time, Show this helmet Cover to whoever you like, Get whatever confirmation you need, The Gas Mask Canister and the Helmet is Not a part of the listing, for display Only. Please see my other listings, I have other Original WW2, U.
German, Italian and Japanese items. The item "RARE Original WW2 German ELITE Blurred Edge Helmet Cover, Uniform Field Gear Cap" is in sale since Sunday, April 02, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "rusty_ironice" and is located in Montello, Wisconsin.
This item can be shipped worldwide.