Italian Combat Helmets

Italian #5 Alpini - Original Italian Model 1933 steel shell, could be post-war. The shell is stamped AL 24 at the inner rear and the metal liner frame is stamped GB 57. The shell was painted in an olive-drab colour when acquired; it has been repainted in a smooth dark-ish grey-green. The helmet came with its original brown leather liner which is soft and in good condition, as is the leather drawstring. It is marked as a size 57 (cm for head size). The grey-green leather chinstrap is a replica imported from Italy. An Alpini feather with mount have been mounted on the left side of the shell and the Alpini emblem stenciled on the front of the helmet. The helmet represents a wartime example of the 6th Alpini Regiment, part of the 2nd Alpini Division or “Tridentina Division”. The 6th Alpini Regiment was made up of the Verona, Vestone and Val Chiese Battalions. $370 AUD
Italian #8 Alpini - Original Italian Model 1933 steel shell, could be post-war. The shell is stamped with the lot number B146 at the inner rear. There is a 30mm crack at the centre rear; this has been stabilized with a small amount of weld. The shell was painted in an olive-drab colour when acquired; it has been stripped, primed and repainted in a smooth dark-ish grey-green. The helmet came with its original brown leather liner which is soft and in good condition, as is the leather drawstring. It is marked as a size 61 (cm for head size). The grey-green leather chinstrap is a replica imported from Italy. The helmet represents a wartime example of the 8th Alpini Regiment, part of the 3nd Alpini Division or “Julia Division”. The 8th Alpini Regiment was made up of the Gemona, Tolmezzo and Val Cividale Battalions. The Alpini emblem has been stenciled on the front of the helmet for the 8th Regiment. $350 AUD
Italian #9 Bersaglieri - Original Italian Model 1933 steel shell, probably post-war. When acquired it was painted in olive-drab which looked like the original factory paint. The shell is stamped SS46 at the inner rear and the liner frame is stamped B56. The shell is in excellent condition, it was stripped to bare metal, primed and painted in a dark grey-green. The shell is fitted with a steel and leather mounting bracket for the Bersaglieri plume. The helmet retains its original brown leather liner and drawstring which are soft and show some Service use. The liner is a 56cm head size. The leather chinstrap is a superb and original to the helmet. This helmet represents a WWII issue Italian steel helmet with a Bersaglieri stencil on the front and the ceremonial plume of this light infantry outfit. The feathers are from the Capercaillie bird, being the largest member of the grouse family. The plumage is mounted on the right side of the helmet. Stenciled on the front of the helmet is the emblem of the Bersaglieri with the number 3 in the centre representing the 3rd Bersaglieri Regiment of the 3rd Cavalry Division Amedeo Duca d’Aosta. $370 AUD