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I bought this right from the vet's nephew; who claimed his Uncle was a paratrooper in Normandy, and picked the helmet up there. It's a DD Army M35 period painted around the Army and over the National colors with typical German army dark green paint. Yes, I carefully removed the cover last year when I bought the helmet. The condition of the paint and decal is about 90%, and attractive. The cover is some type if ration sack, I think. It was cut and sewn to fit the helmet. Thick camo paint was period applied. The back bottom has some age damage, but it is otherwise excellent. The liner is original to the helmet and named in 2 places. It looks very cool and will display fine. This is the real thing, don't miss it!
This is a great vivid camo just the way it came out of the the woodwork in central Michigan. The colors are very vivid showing just the right amount of age and use. The original Army decal is evident under the camo paint. The liner and chinstrap are original to the helmet. The leather liner shows some age but is still good, although dry and a bit fragile in a few spots. The strap is all there, but broken. It's a real looker! This is the way they all should look; don't miss it!
This is a cool combat helmet. The liner and strap are all original to the helmet. The shell was spray painted a tan color one the inside edge and out and then brush painted with a thick tan color. The decal looks to have been period uncovered, which I have seen before. It's a very good honest combat tropical helmet which I feel is priced reasonably.
This is a cool combat helmet. The colors are vivid and super original looking. They show age and use just the way we like them. The inside has a nice owner's name and ID number. The liner is dry, but all there, and the one which came with it. This is a good looking very good honest combat helmet which I feel is priced reasonably.
This is a good honest DD cutout helmet. The finish and decals show honest age, but are still good. The liner is correct with the 1931 stamp in the leather. The strap fittings are a later war replacement. Yes, I did add the chinstrap, which was missing. It's a good match for the helmet. This is the 1st one of these I have had for sale, so don't miss it.
This is from the vet's son in Minnesota. It's a rare variation with the field grey non reflective paint period applied over the apple green factory paint. The rare part is the National color decal, witch was only done for a very short period of time. The decals are very good as is the paint. The 1939 Dated aluminum liner is really excellent and has never been moved or worked on. This is a good looking tough to find helmet! Don't miss it
This is from a friend's collection. He bought it back in the early 1980's from the vet, and has done anything to it. It has never been fixed or worked on. The apple green paint is very good, just showing some splotching from years of storage. Both the decals are 99%+ and have a nice even gold toned lacquer covering from the factory. The 1938 dated liner and strap are both from the factory and excellent. The rivets are un-touched. I think the paint looks better in person than in the photos. This one has a great original look; If you want an untouched one, this is it.
This is right out of the woodwork in Warren, Michigan. Its an huge size 68 M35 DD Army painted over is a semi rough field green paint over the National Color decal, but around the Army decal. Both the decal and a paint are excellent. The aluminum 1938 dated band liner is very good, only slightly dirty. The rivets and washers have never been moved. the chinstrap is very solid, but RB numbered, so I think a later war time replacement. Overall it is a really nice original un-messed-with helmet.
This is an Army double decal M35 repainted with non reflective grey/green paint. The finish is very good with a nice original Army decal. The liner is a correct later war replacement, and looks original to the helmet. The leather is excellent. It's a cool all original Army combat helmet big enough to fit your melon; don't miss it.
This is a good solid combat helmet. The paint is good and original. The decals are very good and a good match to the helmet. The correct liner is very good and solid. The chinstrap is a bit later with a steel buckle but original to the liner. These have become really pricy, but this one will look good in your collection for not toooo much $$$.
This is an attractive helmet with lots of original apple green paint. The Army decal is a bit worn, but the National colors are very good. The rivets are original, and look good. The liner is a later steel band which is actually for a size larger helmet and made to fit sometime after the war, so that although it's an original solid liner, it's not original to this helmet. The leather is very good and solid. The original correct strap shows some age and is a bit dry, but still good. This one will look good and display very well, without the heart attack price!
I bought this from the vet's Son here in Clinton Township. Yes, I replaced the liner. It was just a shell with rivets, and nothing else. The liner is a later zinc version, but it's all I could find. It's really nice and with a cream colored leather. The rough non reflective sand paint covered up the decals which were uncovered, war time, I think. The silver Army decal has a very gold Navy decal underneath it. It's overall in nice condition, and a very interesting helmet. If only it could tell its story.
This is a good looking shell with a great decal and lots o" early green paint.
This is a DD Army refurbished as a single decal. The Original apple green paint is underneath as is the National color decal; which you can see under the paint. The finish is a variation green/blue/grey color, which I have seen before. The WH decal is really nice and a. The correct aluminum liner is very good as is the full length chinstrap. This is a good looking combat helmet which will look great in your display.
This is right out of the woodwork from the vet's Grand Son. It's a DD Army refurbished as a single decal. The Original apple green paint is underneath as is the National color decal; which you can see under the paint The finish is still nice and green and not turned brown from age. The WH decal shows age but is still good. The liner is a later liner and correct for a refurbished helmet. Yes, the leather liner and strap are maybe not perfect but excellent+. Every liner should look like this one! The rivets are tight, and have never been moved. The size is ink stamped onto the back flange, which again, is typical and correct for a refurbished helmet. It's a rare size 60, 100% untouched combat helmet, which will look great in your display.
This is a good honest ex-DD helmet with the National Colors removed as per 1940 regulations. The early semi gloss paint was field painted over with a typical German helmet green. The Army decal is mostly there and looks decent. The 1938 dated liner is very good and still tight with the correct spacers. The original strap was period shortened. Overall, this is a good looking combat helmet perfect for your display while not breaking the bank.
This is a WWI Austria M.16 combat helmet refurbished during WWII in to a single decal Army helmet. It was later period painted again into a no decal combat helmet as per 1943 regulations. The original Heer Eagle is visible under the rough non reflective paint. It shows age and use, but is still very good with a good solid liner. It's a solid WWII example of a combat helmet.
This is a solid attractive combat helmet. The paint is still nice and green with a good decal. The liner is good with dark colored leather. It looks like the helmet was cleaned at one time, but still looks good and will display well.
This is a solid attractive combat helmet. The paint is still nice and green with a good decal. The liner is very good as is the unmarked full length chinstrap. The liner looks to be original to the helmet. This one has an honest attractive look and will display very well.
I bought this from the US WWII Army doctor's son. Its comes with a few if his war stories he wrote and copies of photos of him in uniform. The helmet is very attractive with excellent paint and decal. The liner is clean, but a little dry and missing one tongue, which is typical in these later war helmets. The GI's name is written in the leather. The chinstrap is full length. This helmet will display very well and is a great honest untouched example.
This is a very cool Luftwaffe M35 DD combat helmet, which was period repainted, over the early semi gloss finish with a with a field div. green paint around the later war subdued decal. The correct liner is still very good with only some dry spots at the edge. The inside of the bowl it has several Luftwaffe unit ink stamps and a large 1938 date. It's not the most exciting looking helmet, but the condition is very good and it is a very interesting piece.
This is a good honest combat helmet. It shows some age and use but is still good. The finish is good with patina as is the decal. The correct 1938 dated liner is original to the helmet.
This came form an old collection and is a good looking example. The paint and decal are very good. There is a small spot on the top missing paint, but is hard to see, and does not detract. The liner is very solid and has never been played with. All the rivets are factory installed. The chinstrap is a solid and 1942 dated. It displays well; is not mint but very nice, and ready for a home.
I bought this right from the vet in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The paint and decal are very good. The liner is very solid and has never been played with. All the rivets are factory installed. The chinstrap is a pigskin example and is excellent. It displays well; is not mint but very nice, and untouched.
This one shows a good amount of surface rust and age. It has a good original decal, and I think a clean up would help it look nicer. The original liner is all there but dry. This is a good economical Luft helmet for your display.
This one shows a good honest look with about 85% overall decals and paint. The liner is correct, all there, and still sound. The strap looks to be period shortened, which is typical. It has a nice honest original look and, I think, is a good value as combat helmets go.
This one shows a good honest look with about 85% overall decals and paint. The liner is original to the helmet and very solid and sound ands is the full length chinstrap. This, I think, is a good value as combat helmets go.
This is a hard helmet to find. It's excellent with great paint and insignia. Sorry, I don't know what factory it is, and would happily accept any available info from your guys out there. . The liner and strap are both really nice. You wont be disappointed with this one. It looks really nice and will display well.
This is a good solid example with very nice decals and paint. It looks like there was a label on the top, but is now gone. It does not detract from the helmet. The liner and strap are both excellent and sound. It looks good and will display well.
This one is a solid example showing honest age and use. the paint is good, but the decals do show age. the liner is solid, but the strap is missing the buckle Still, it will display for the $$$.
This is a great looking replica SS Helmet cover made for original material. The colors are excellent and the clips look good made with the correct springs. The helmet it is displayed on is a size 64. It will display great in your collection.
There has been much debate over these helmets over the last 15 years. I first discovered these helmets in Prague before the wall came down around 1985. The Germans used Prague as a depot for tropical uniforms and equipment. The Germans had planned great offensives in southern Russia with the goal of eventually linking up with the troops from Africa. These helmets could have been part of the tropical stuff for those planned operations. All these tan helmets, I have observed, were always made with German war-time parts and made to German specs. Some collectors have made some statements about them being for an order to Egypt after the war, by the Czechs. I am not sure. Perhaps they were rebuilt after the war, but why? In any event it is excellent plus and all German WWII parts. Yes, I have one in my collection too.
There has been much debate over these helmets over the last 15 years. I first discovered these helmets in Prague before the wall came down around 1985. The Germans used Prague as a depot for tropical uniforms and equipment. The Germans had planned great offensives in southern Russia with the goal of eventually linking up with the troops from Africa. These helmets could have been part of the tropical stuff for those planned operations. All these tan helmets, I have observed were always made with German war-time parts and to German specs. Some collectors have made some statements about them being for an order to Egypt after the war, by the Czechs. I am not sure. Perhaps they were rebuilt after the war, but why? In any event it is mint and all German WWII parts. Yes, I have one in my collection too.