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Article about: Dear Members! I got this M35 helmet from Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk, but I have many questions in connection with this one. There are two colours on the helmet. A grey-blue one and an apple gre

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    Dear Members!

    I got this M35 helmet from Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk, but I have many questions in connection with this one. There are two colours on the helmet. A grey-blue one and an apple green under it. You can also see the remains of the two Heer decals. If I see well, the codes of the helmet are: SE68 or SE88, and the numer is 3987. The liner band is made of aluminium. The liner is just a repro one.

    So I would like to ask, what do you think about this helmet? Is the grey-blue painting also wartime made? Who could make it? Is is a Luftwaffe grey-blue painting or a Kiregsmarine one?
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    Looks like a cleaned and interior restored, ground dug shell. The heavy oxidation makes it difficult to tell for sure, but period Heer helmets were repainted and reissued as Luft helmets.

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    Doesn't really look like the Luftwaffe blue/grey to me!....
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    Heer, kriegsmarine, ss, polizei... all had the same factory paint; luftwaffe and luftschutz were blue. I dont think the leather is original to the helmet, liner looks like it was removed IMO. But the paint is ok IMO.
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    Thank You Gentlemen!

    Yes, the helmet is a ground dug one, it was found in a creek or something like that. The liner, as I have written it, is not original, the earlier owner have put it in the helmet, and later I would like to replace it with an original liner and add an original chain strap!

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    The paint has a good chance to be original I think. I would not bother upgrading the shell with genuine leather etc, it would be like putting a 500 exhaust on a 200 car, if you get my meaning It is what it is, a good conditioned relic.

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    Thank you for your answer! I totally understand you! I would like to replace the not original liner with an original just if I can find a (very) cheap one. (I bidded on one original on a Hungarian site for 20 dollars. So if I win for that prize I would be happy.If not there is no problem)

    Regard
    Gabe

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