Amazing Original WWII German M-35 “Normandy” Camouflage Double Decal Helmet Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History
Amazing Original WWII German M-35 Normandy Camo Double Decal Helmet Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. The helmet retains about 75% of its field-applied, Normandy camouflage paint in shade of green-tans, with spots of the original gray green paint just visible and some wear to the base metal. The outline decal is just partially visible beneath the camouflage paint. The national tri-color shield decal is painted over and not visible beneath the camouflage paint. All three liner retaining rivets and both inserted ventilation bushings are intact. The age and usage darkened tan M31 leather liner shows chafe wear to the edges and has numerous light surface wear. It looks stiff but it is very soft and flexible and all the fingers are intact. The reverse interior neck guard apron serial/lot number, “E77”. The interior left side apron has stamped manufacturers code and size, “NS64”, indicating manufacture by Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke factory in the Germany city of Schwerte , size 64. It does have a stress crack that adds to it’s character and is really difficult to see unless you look very close. It has the original soldier’s name inside the liner (see photos). This helmet is what collectors call a “One Looker” meaning it needs no scrutiny or closer looks to establish it’s authenticity. Authentic Normandy camouflage German helmets are EXTREMELY desirable and the value’s keep going up! An outstanding WWII U.S. Veteran bring back helmet. Good combat worn condition with typical wear and storage age and expected issues. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. If you like good combat used bring backs this is a great example! Do Not Miss This One! Excellent Early helmet. INVESTMENT QUALITY!