This cover features heavy old cloth fabric construction with loops for additional camouflage on front, back, top and on both sides. Drawstring along side of cover, which we believe, may actually be the original drawstring.Reversible with tan solid color cloth on the inside and camouflage pattern outside. Very rare item to find and believed just as brought back after WWII by a veteran on his captured helmet (not included). Cover cloth is getting stiff with age. Normal usage and wear some stains with a few smaller tares. Cover material has two small tares that we see one tare on the side (about 1 1/4) in length another small tare towards the back (about 1/2) in length, we've included pictures of both small tares. We checked the cover material (on both sides), the thread, and the gathering-drawstring under our black UV light, NOTHING in the covers construction glows under a black light which is a good sign of WWII period cover components. We would rate this cover in at least very good condition or perhaps better for its age, cloth fabric is getting stiff though so you must be careful with it. Will fit German helmet size 64 and smaller. This is an amazing survivor and is well constructed and (form fitted) to a M40 WW2 German helmet and fits that particular make and size helmet exactly.
Cover was on this model and size helmet when acquired from the local estate. Some of the brothers served in the Pacific and fought the Japanese and one brother was reported to have served with the Army and fought in Italy and Southern Europe. The cover really is form fitted to the size helmet from which it came, size 64 (medium size helmet) model M40 with rolled lower edge. If you have one of those and are thinking of displaying an original cover on it, then this cover may be worth your time and your consideration. If your wondering the cover would be too small for size 66 and for larger helmet.
We think the pattern of camouflage on the outside of the cover is called tan and water. Cover appears to be unmarked no writing no maker markings found. Please note, helmet / hat stand shown in some of the pictures is for photography display of the cover only and Is Not Included in the listing. Cover appears to be entirely period original from WWII and we believe factory made cover as a reversible tan & water pattern camouflage helmet cover and we do not believe cover was just sewn from original material in the field or by someone some time after the war had ended, but study the pictures and decide for yourself. It will come out of our box exactly as you see it in the pictures.
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The item "WW2 GERMAN REVERSIBLE CAMOUFLAGE HELMET COVER FOR ARMY & ELITE WWII UNITS ORIG" is in sale since Sunday, February 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "upnorth2day" and is located in La Valle, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.