As noted, each Polish M50 helmet offered by Keepshooting.com is an authentic Polish military surplus item. These steel helmets were once standard-issue service helmets and were originally designed for and issued to members of the Polish land forces, which is one of the four service branches that makes up the Siły Zbrojne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, or the armed forced of the Republic of Poland. Interestingly enough, these helmets were often reissued to members of the Iraqi armed forces prior to their development of the Iraqi M80 helmet. Today, they can even be found in limited use with the Afghan national army.
Despite the likelihood that each of these helmets was at one point issued, each remains in good condition and ready for display, reenactment or a range of other applications. As such, each helmet is in good working and cosmetic condition, though the steel shells do show some signs of wear and storage. Similarly, the liners are still serviceable, though worn.
The Polish M50 helmet features an outer shell with a steel construction and a years-old coat of olive drab paint that has remained intact throughout its long life. The original leather liner also remains intact and is mounted to the outer shell via a single crown screw. Understand that this helmet, originally manufactured in the mid-20th century, does not feature modern materials and technology. As such, the original six-point leather liner is crudely adjusted by way of a cotton drawstring that provides for an adjustable fit. Similarly the leather chinstrap remains and is also fully adjustable for a number of different configurations.
If the design of the Polish M50 helmet is familiar, you may be surprised to hear that the outer shell was based on that of the SSh-40, sold here at Keepshooting.com as the Russian M40 helmet.
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I just love the looks of this helmet, so the looks were very important for me getting this helm. Second the price, great for 15 bucks. Not exactly sure on the year I got, could be from 50's to late 70's. I think mine was 1975. Leather head liner very solid and has held up considering the age. Leather strap a bit worn. The steel is very solid, and there were a few scrapes here and there on the outside.
Mine did not have the eagle emblem. I was thinking about spraying it flat black but decided not to, matched well with the British cold weather vest and German flak vest.
my helmet was in great shape the only thing disappointing was there was no eagle on mine and displayed in the product photo but other than that great helmet for the price
I got my Polish helmet and I was pleasantly surprised. I actually got a WZ-75 model helmet, which are actually harder to come by than WZ-50s. It was pretty dirty (Even had some dried mud inside it) and needed a good cleaning, and had some scuffing and scratches to the finish (which did include the eagle stencil), but overall Good plus condition, and you can't beat it for the price. Now, to find the proper net for it...
My helmet was in great condition and had the eagle on the front. Like others said it had several names inked into the liner. I believe the one I got is the model 67 also.
Received my Polish helmet about 10 days ago. Very good condition. Treated the leather. Few scratches. Nice fit. Feels solid. Will order again. Nice addition to my collection. East German helmet next. No regrets !!!!
Great item. Cleaned mine and got it ready for display. My Polish father-in-law is going to love it.
I ordered one of these a couple weeks back, it looked to have been repainted at one time "I could only see where the eagle once was" I asked about it and they gave me 50% off a 2nd, I would have liked a bit of a better deal as I wouldn't have bought the helmet without the eagle, I am a good customer and a future customer. The 2nd helmet got here today with a full eagle and looks very nice, great for my collection. Thank you.
I bought a few of these several months back and they are a nice collectible. If it appears dirty they clean very easy with some soap of shampoo
Neat Cold War item
KeepShooting does it again. This one helmet is a steal, considering the price and the condition. Most of all it is a real Polish military surplus. You can't go wrong here.
the helmet is a cool decoration for get about wearing it if you have a normal sized head.
This is an interesting helmet, and a bit more unusual than the East German or Russian helmets from the Cold War. The eagle is different from the standard Polish design, and appears to be unique to the Communist era. I'm not sure whether mine is a M50 or M67, although I don't know that there was much difference (if any) between the two designs. While the helmet I received was in excellent condition, it also had a Soldier's name written on the leather liner inside, and I was able to verify that the name was a common Polish name. Definitely a great find!
The helmet is a great addition to my collection. It is in great shape with just a few scuffs but it is used. The color is excellent with the liner and chinstrap in good shape. Date stamped inside is 1969 and there are four names and two initials written on the liner. Can't beat the price either.
This is a great M50 helmet, as issued to the Polish Army. The helmet I received was dated 1973 (the markings are on the inside of the leather liner), and had the names of 2 soldiers written inside. Mine was in fantastic condition, with no chips to the paint, and the Polish crown-less eagle stenciled on the front. These helmets are being sold for upwards of $50 on eBay, so getting one for $14.95 from KeepShooting is a real score.
When I received this helmet it looked really nice it was a bit dirty but cleaned up fine with water and baby shampoo. The liner had initials and a name of four different soldiers in it. Just makes you wonder where in the world the helmet has been since it has gotten to me.
Good shape, fit me just right, probably wouldn't stop much of anything, but work the money anyways. 5 stars.