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Old 07-31-2019, 08:35 AM   #4
Collectinsteve
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Mark,

I just remembered that I have a spare chinstrap, bolts, and standard (not FJ liner. I will have to check on the size of the liner.

Now, the interesting thing is the straps are black leather. The common type is green leather that more-or-less matches the helmet color. However, I am suspicious that at some point (early?) black straps were used. Ironically, here's one on eBay right now:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223605737460?ul_noapp=true

Ignoring the fact that someone tried to make this into a wartime helmet, the black straps are readily apparent and do not look like repros. My set is also apparently original. In fact, I have a second spare set black of straps (no screws) that looks original too.

Soooooo... does anybody know if black straps were ever used on the GSG-9 helmet?

Steve
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