This is an original WWII German manufactured M34 Messerschmitt AG factory guard's helmet. Interestingly, it appears to have originally been issued as a double decal polizei helmet prior to being used by a Messerschmitt guard. The black painted helmet exhibits early characteristics, such as the square brim variation, dual salt and pepper shaker style vent holes, and the ability to install a center spine atop the helmet for additional protection. The helmet's front exhibits the Messerschmitt script, while the sides of the helmet are adorned with the company's winged logo, with evidence of an earlier set of polizei decals applied underneath. The interior brim is stamped 'D.R.P. Thale', along with the resting lion logo and a large letter 'A', denoting production by the Eisenhüttenwerke, Thale factory. It comes with its original leather liner and chinstrap still intact. The initials 'H.H.' are marked on the leather. The liner's cork spacers are square, signifying war-time installation. The helmet also comes with an original patch that was with the helmet when first acquired.