WWII German M35 Heer Helmet & Liner Set (ET68)
This original WWII German M35 helmet has an exceptional combat-used appearance. The wearer's left side exhibits a well-worn original Heer decal. When this helmet was originally issued, the wearer's right side would have also exhibited a National Colors decal, which may have been removed around March 1940, coinciding with the order from German high command, directing the omission of National Colors decals from all helmets. The helmet's original "appelgrun" factory finish is visible beneath a subsequent field repaint. The inside brim is size stamped ET68, with a lot number of 4080, denoting late-1938 production by the Eisenhüttenwerke, Thale factory. The liner features a 1938-dated reenforced aluminum band. The size 60 leather liner appears to be named to three different German soldiers: R.K. Gefreiter Bunger, Sune, and most recently Heydegger. It comes complete with its original aluminum-buckled chinstrap. The split pins and washers are all original and show no signs of tampering.