06-18-2016 06:58 PM
It's an M35 not an M40 with a Strache decal and a dug out national colors. Strache decals were most often applied post war as they are readily available even today. Not a very desirable combination but the basic helmet and liner appear to be real.
Terry has said it all , I do think this Strache to be wartime applied and that the tricolor would have been overpainted but someone really messed up the helmet by trying to reveal it again.
Too bad as it would have been a nice one.
Thank you all for comments, most appreciated. I let the seller keep it.
Hi, a genuine M35 helmet that has sadly had the over painted national shield "dug out". That is something I have never liked personally so I would pass on it. Leon.
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