WW2 GERMAN MODEL 1935 DOUBLE DECAL HEER ARMY HELMET ET68 LARGE SIZE CHINSTRAP
Offered is an original Model 1935 German Army steel helmet.
Good large size steel shell, sized 68, retaining the original apple green paint, with an overpainted secondary wartime field grey paint scheme, most likely mid war painted. 90% outer paint remains, with some scratches & wear and tear commensurate with age and use (no dents showing). The two original decals show the Heer being mostly scratched out, with only the base white background remaining, whereas the tricolour is about 80% present, with some scratches & crazing from age. The 3 split pins show some movement. The interior shows excellent apple green paint scheme, with markings for the factory number 3539, with the factory stamp showing ET68 (Eisenhüttenwerke, sized 68). The aluminium liner band shows stamping 68nA/6, with a very good conditional leather liner, showing period ink markings, size stamped 61, retaining the original drawstring. The liner does show some service rubbing & wear, but solid and very presentable. The helmet is completed with the original leather chinstrap, being unmarked and firmly secured to the aluminium buckles.
Overall, a very good large sized helmet, in good condition, retaining all original parts.
||50 x 30 x 20 cm