Original German WWII Refurbished M35 1st SS-Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler Medic Helmet- Stamped Q66
Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model M35 M-1935 German WW2 large size 66 helmet shell. The shell is stamped Q66 indicating that Quist in Esslingen, Germany manufactured it. Size 66 is a nice large size that can accommodate liners from 58cm to 60cm or US 7 1/4 to 7 1/2. Size 66 shells are always hard to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
1st SS-Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler Unit
- In June 1944 was positioned near Pas De Calais to prevent the Allied landing.
- The invasion of Normandy was a complete surprise.
- The 1st SS was incorporated into the I SS Panzer Korp and didn't get to Normandy until Late June due to air attacks.
- The unit was forced back to Caen and eventually escaped through Faliase to be reformed to participate in the Battle of the Bulge (Ardennes).
- This helmet represents those worn by the Sanitat (Medical) units.
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. 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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