Original German WWII M35 Refurbished WWII Heer Double Decal Autumn Camo Helmet - Stamped Q68
Original Item: Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model M35 M-1935 German WW2 extra large size 68 helmet shell. The shell is faintly stamped Q68 indicating that Quist in Esslingen, Germany manufactured it. It also has lot stamp 3237 on the rear skirt. Size 68 is a nice large size that can accommodate liners from 60cm to 61cm or US 7 1/2 to 75/8. Size 68 shells are much harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
Notable history of the WWII M35 Heer Double Decal Autumn Camouflage Helmet:
- Over 70 years ago on June 6, 1944 the Allies invaded Europe starting on the beaches at Normandy France, and then proceeded inland
- With the Germans on defense, helmets in this period were heavily painted to provide concealment.
- With few regulations around how they are painted, there are numerous variations seen in pictures from the time
- That said, after the liberation of Paris, as the season changed to fall, more dark browns and greens were seen, replacing the earlier lighter green color.
- This helmet represent those Soldaten clinging to every inch of ground during those late days of WWII, as they were pushed across France in the fall of 1944.
What does refurbished mean? While the shell is 100% genuine WWII manufacture, we have tasked, perhaps the very best German Helmet restorer in the USA, to customize this helmet. Every detail is hand done, with the finest materials including a hand painted shell with high quality authentic decal. Please know that the paint, decal, liner and chinstrap, while they look totally original are all new and the helmet has been refurbished to look as if it was picked up off the battle field by a USGI and brought home as a war trophy.
This helmet is one-of-a-kind there will never be one exactly like it making it a true collectors piece that will do nothing but appreciate in value in the coming years. This is a rare opportunity to own a genuine WWII German Helmet for a fraction of the cost of one with original camouflage paint and decals.
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