Webbing paratrooper chinstrap

€ 275.00

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Quick Overview

This is a rare 'transitional' fabric chincup with 4 zinc alloy eyelets. It came right after the first type fabric chinstrap with 5 eyelets and led up to the final version with 4 brass eyelets of the M-1C jump helmet. The OD3 shade fabric has US stamped on the center of the base strap. The chin support is attached to the base strap with bar tacks. The ends of the fabric of the base strap meet between two eyelets and are conneceted with a bar tack also. It is described on page 31 of Michel DeTrez's book on American Paratrooper Helmets. This chinstrap is similar to the 4 eyelet version presented in the book. Although the drawings show brass eyelets these transitional fabric chincups still had zinc alloy eyelets like the first type. These transitional fabric paratrooper chinstraps are very hard to find.

Very good condition.

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