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Swedish M37/65 Helmets...Stops 357 Mag!

UnionMillsNW

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Hey Folks,

I have several M37/65 Swedish Steel helmets for sale. These are fantastic, comfortable, lightweight, and even stop 357 Mag!

A piece of history AND ballistic protection for an affordable price. $30 $25!

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These are great helmets for the collector or someone that wants to protect themselves and their family. (scroll to the bottom for my ballistic review)

Here is a review of the M37/65 by Youtuber Mike B


My helmets are OD Green (not grey with the shield like in the youtube video) but otherwise identical.

The original helmet design is from 1937 and the suspension was redesigned in 1965 and closely resembles the USGI M1 suspension (without the removable liner). The Swedish Military (and a few others) used these helmets until the late 1980s/early 90s.
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The biggest difference between the Swedish M37/65 (besides not having a liner) is the chin strap clasp. There are two connectors. One "closed" and one "open ended" clasp. The open ended is designed to release if someone grabs the helmet from behind. It works great!

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These helmets are seriously lightweight. Weighing in at 2 pounds 11 oz (for comparison the USGI M1 weighs 3 pounds 3oz)

European helmets come in multiple sizes I've done my best to guess the size conversion. Most of the helmets I have are ten "Small" (6 3/4 to 7?) , two "Medium" (7 1/4 - 7 5/8?), two "Large" (7 3/4 - 7 7/8?), and one or two "Extra Large (8+).

I have multiple helmets that are "like new". These were repainted in the 1970s, wrapped in a Swedish newspaper, and put away. They look like they just rolled out of the factory!
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Several of the helmets will have storage wear, such as minor paint scratches, but no dents, dings, or any issue with the suspension.

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Some helmets will have roll marks or be stamped on the inside rim

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Just $2

BALLISTIC REVIEW TIME!

One of my helmets had a ding so I decided to sacrifice it to the gods of science and conduct a ballistics test

I fired a 230 gr FMJ out of a 1911 at 7 yards and a 158 gr JHP 357 Mag out of a Ruger SP101

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Neither round penetrated the helmet (although it knocked off the paint). Here is the backface deformation:
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These are excellent helmets and it is obvious why the Swedish military used them for so long. I have 14 helmets available.

$30. $25! First come first serve basis to get the "like new" helmets.

All helmets are in great condition with no dings or dents. Some may show paint scuffs from storage.

Buy two or more and I'll knock $5 off the total price.


Purchase all 14 helmets : $285

Able to meet in the greater Salem, Monmouth, or Corvallis area. IMG_5251.JPG IMG_5248.JPG
 
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Price Drop to $25 per helmet. Get a piece of awesome military history while protecting your brain bucket!
 
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Any with “tre Kronor” shield on side (as in posted vid)?
No shields. All are green and slick as shown in my pictures. From my research I believe Sweden refinished these helmets to export to a neighboring country, but as you can see from the 1970s newspaper they just stayed in storage.
 

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I had one as a kid with the shield and crowns on it, my folks sold it in a garage sale when I went off to college:mad:, these are comfy and now I know how strong they are, glws!
 

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