The original owner's name and rank are displayed in yellow paint " Schtz. Also mixed in with the tan and gren paint is sawdust that adds texture to the camo finish. The interior reveals a complete leather chinstrap and liner. The rear of the apron is stamped with the very low production number 150. The smooth surface field gray finish displays normal period wear fpr a combat worn helmet. The rear of the apron is stamped with the very low production run number DN116. The smooth surface field gray finish displays normal period wear fpr a combat worn helmet. This helmet features a semi-roughdark field gray shell that displays normal age and wear. This helmet features a single Wehrmacht adler decal. This helmet features a 1940 semi-rough textured finish. The helmet was un-issued and displays age and storage wear. This re-issued helmet displays rough textured field gray paint in overall very good/excellent condition. The original chinstrap is present and displays wear consistent with the rest of the helmet. - Army M40 single decal combat helmet by SE (Sachische emailler ). The rear of the apron is stamped with the low production number 363. The side apron is stamped with TJ66 and the production number. There is a unit or name painted on the rear apron as well. The M31 liner was added after the paint was appled. The exterior finish shows consistent surface scuffing and wear due to combat use and age. This re-issued helmet features a light colored field gray finish . The interior has been period re-fitted with an M31 liner that shows heavy wear and use. The finish displays normal period wear over the helmet's surface.The interior reveals the original liner and chinstrap. The interior revelas the original liner and chinstrap missing its end. The rear of the apron is stamped with the very low production run number 317. The interior features its original leather liner and drawstring. The rear of the apron is stamped ckl 66 and production run number 4543. The dark field gray shell displays oxidation resulting from storage. - Army M40 combat helmet with tropical camouflage finish by Quist. Evident under the re-issue paint are the faint outlines of the painted-over decals. The interior displays a M31 leather liner size stamped 57. The interior exhibits a size stamped 59 liner with drawstring. - Army re-issued M40 single decal camouflage formerly Waffen SS. The interior displays a complete liner showing minmal wear. This helmet displays a single decal rating at about 90 %. There is mild surface oxidation consistent with age and wear. This combat worn helmet features a single 95% intact decal with dark field gray finish. The interior features a supply leather liner that shows wear consistent with the exterior. The exterior shell displays honest period wear from use as does the complete leather liner with drawstring. The production number 1426 is stamped on the reverse, The worn chinstrap displays an RBN number. The Wehrmacht adler is is good condition and the national escutcheon appears to have been hand-painted over.. This helmet features a partial Wehrmacht adler through the green/gray camou fnish. The side apron is stamped with TJ66 and the production number. The batch number "283.." is stamped at the rear of the apron. The Wehrmacht eagle was covered while the camouflage finish was applied.As the DAK pulled out of Africa and moved into Italy their helmets reflected a change in color patterns.
The interior features a complete leather liner that displays period use.The Heer adler and national escutcheon are evident under the camouflage.Wehrmacht personnel serving with the early Deutsches Afrikakorps were often issued M35 helmets before departure to Africa.The chinstrap is complete and also original to the liner. The left side of the apron is stamped ET68 indicating a large size.The rear of the apron is stamped with the foundry code number 3991.
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This is an excellent example that I would rate excellent plus, plus. - Army named double decal M35 helmet with Mediterranean tri-color camouflage finish.This stunning example features light brown/yellow with green brush strokes.The half basket chickenwire was affixed for the purpose of securing camouflage. The interior features a complete leather liner with its original drawstring .The interior reveals a complete leather liner and drawstring. The Wehrmacht eagle shows distortion in the wing and chest areas caused by other helmets being stacked before the decal dried into the painted finish. The green and tan color shades suggest tropical and Normandy use.
The interior apron stamps have been obscured by the paint applied when the helmet was refinished. The liner is stamped 58 with its original chinstrap and drawstring. The rear of the apron is stamped with the production number D100. The interior features a complete leather liner with its original drawstring.
The chinstrap's condition is commensurate with the rest of the liner and shell.
The left side of the apron is stamped ET68 and the apron's rear is stamped 1269. - Army M40 single decal with zimmerett camouflage finish.
This helmet having a zimmerett finish leaves no doubt that it saw combat use.
Zimmerett was applied to vehicles in combat areas for the purpose of camouflage.