$15.00

SKU: GR16131 Categories: , Product ID: 6390

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ENDS – PAIR (SET), BRASS M91 CHINSTRAP,MATCHED SET. PERFECT TO RESTORE AN
ORIGINAL CS FOR A PICKELHAUBE OR M16 STEEL HELMET. ONLY HAVE 2 SETS. IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT WHEN THE M16 HELMET WAS SENT TO THE FRONT THERE WAS NO CHINSTRAP SUPPLIED. THE GERMANS DECIDED TO SAVE MONEY AND TIME BY
HAVING THE SOLDIERS MOVE THE CS FROM THEIR SPIKED HELMET OVER TO THEIR NEW STEEL HELMET WHICH MEANS THEY ENDED UP WITH A HUGE VARIETY OF MIXED HARDWARE CHINSTRAPS ON STEEL HELMETS. ANYONE WHO HAS COLLECTED AND PLAYED
WITH THE M16 HELMETS KNOW HOW POORLY THIS IDEA WORKED. THE M91 POSTS VARIED IN SIZE SO YOU WILL FIND M16 HELMETS WITH THE CHINSTRAPS WIRED, POSTS FLATTENED WITH A HAMMER AND LOOPS ALSO SMASHED TO KEEP THEM IN PLACE. THEY EVENTUALLY WENT TO THE M18 BUCKLE CHINSTRAPS.