M35 Former Single Decal Helmet
Hello Kind Sirs,
This is the first german item I ever bought. I was 11 and scored this and all manner of field gear in one large lot at a flea market. I bougth it because i thought it looked cool.
Seeing as I was 11 when I bought it, I did what most boys would do, wear it on halloween etc. Thank go there was no damage but my idea of storage at age 11 was jammed in the corner of the attic anyway i digress
I wanted to share it with you guys to see if there was anything I missed,marks,paint,former camo et ect.
only mark is on inside by the ear. no stamp under liner on crown of helmet.
This is one of many helmets I will be posting.
If you need more or better pics or have questions i would love to help
Thanks for you help in advance guys
08-12-2014 03:36 AM
Looks like a well worn lid I can see two different paints on it and remains of a heer decal, the pea green and possibly repainted later on feldgrau grey?
Some whitewash residue maybe?
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Thanks for the input. I haven't touched it but it seems there had to be some repainting or white was, very nice overall but those little spots is what I was looking for clarification on.
The balance of my collection and/or what I will be selling in due time.
Hi Ned, welcome to the forum, this one looks like a very nice M35 helmet that was originally pea green but then had a depot level re-paint and liner re-fit as the liner has the later "round bale" chinstrap rings. If it had been a factory re-fit the pea green would have been stripped off before the feldgrau gray paint was applied. A very helmet that as you say was a HEER issue but had the decal removed per the 1940 decal drop regulation. Leon.
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