M35 Luftwaffe three tone « NORMANDY » camouflage bailing wire combat helmet
A great and rare M1935 reissued Luftwaffe three tone « Normandy » camouflage bailing wire combat helmet. The helmet is an original and true barn find from Normandy in the department of Orne and had been in the original founders collection for over 30 plus years. Great out of the woodwork look. The shell is a size « 64 » with a lot number that is not readable. The helmets exterior features a three tone camouflage spray application of green, tan and brick red. Matte colors and untouched in its originals state. Paint is nicely still present all over the period applied bailing wire. Helmet has seen plenty of action and wear. Paint rates in at approximately 80%. Toned and aged over the years. Great detail can be seen on the photos below to include spray splatter and build up of the paint when applied. Originally only two split pins were found on the helmet, the left one was added by the finder. The liner remains in its as found condition. Undisturbed and in its original state. Oxidation and rust are present throughout with pitting. The leather liner is still supple but missing the drawstring. Nicely named to the former owner along the back skirt in white paint « Ogefr. Bernhuber » with some rust bleeding into it. The chinstrap is original to the helmet, broken but has some interesting features including a riveted section and period camouflage paint still present. This is a camouflaged helmet with a unique and rare configuration.
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