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Original M35 Helmet, shell size 64



 
Price: $399.99


Product Code: GHHM3564


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Description
 
Shell size 64's are available with 56cm or 57cm liners only. (Equal to US size 7 and 7 1/8)
LARGER SIZE LINERS WILL NOT FIT!

The Model 1935 helmet was the the design that German troops went to War with in 1939. They featured rolled rim, a pressed-in eyelet for an air vent, and the liner used aluminum bands to save weight. The helmets were issued in a semi-gloss "apple green" color, usually with decals on both sides for either Heer, Kriegmarine or SS. (Luftwaffe helmets were field blue.) Shortly after the War began, many of these helmets were repainted dull field gray to make them somewhat harder to see in the field.

Restored WWII German Helmets
These helmets are as close as you can get to original, unissued German WWII combat helmets. They are made using original WWII steel shells and reproduction liners and chinstraps. The shells are stripped of all old paint, primed, then sprayed with "Apple Green" acrylic lacquer (the paint was color matched to an original helmet). Then the shells are heat cured at several hundred degrees and then hardened in cold water. This makes the paint much more durable than simply air drying. Afterwards, exact reproduction, European made, M35 aluminum banded liners and chinstraps are installed.

Shells are not new! They are 70+ years old and many are combat veterans. So...
This means they weren't sealed in a shock proof container and stored in a temperature controlled vault awaiting the first peeks of sunlight when lovingly unsealed, with the utmost caution, by a collector in the 21st century. Many of these experienced a war. Wars are rough. Things happen. Bad things. The shells are all in very good+ condition. There may be a ding or two. If they are heavily pitted, cracked or crushed, we don't restore them. However, some helmets have original, from-the-factory (yes, in Germany), stamping flaws (usually a ripple on the flare) and those we do not reject. The Wehrmacht (the real one, not the pretend one) used them so that answers the authenticity question.

Durability:
Our paint is just as tough as that used on originals. That means, if you drop the helmet on concrete, it will likely chip the paint. It's not liquid titanium.

Maker Codes
We will do NOT offer a choice of manufacturer code (such as "ET", "EF", "Q" and so forth.)