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Original WWII German Heer Army M35, Camouflage Helmet, Single Decal
- Period Painted Camouflage W/Chicken Wire -
THIS IS A RARE HELMET- In great Battle Used Condition
This is an all original WWII German Heer Army M35 Helmet, Tan/Green and grey Camouflage, with Chicken Wire. Single Heer Army decal on the left side. Inside the helmet has the original makers stamp - "Q04" (F.W Quist in Esslingen). The chicken wire configuration is correct, the chicken wire was period apples, it's a natural aged five twist European wire - large hex. The wire configuration on this helmet would be considered a full chicken wire cover. Helmets that used chicken wire as camouflage, were typically found in the Italian or French theaters from 1943 to 1944. The surrounding Farm land in these areas were abundant with chicken wire fences and stock pens.
The Liner is in great shape, medium brown leather, with normal wear and discoloration from use. The liner is all original, all rivets/split pins and washers intact.
This is a German Heer Army M35 helmet with period applied, original chicken wire camouflage. Most likely used in the French or Italian campaigns. This is an excellent and rare piece of history, not many original applied chicken wire helmets are out there. This would make a great addition to any collection or museum, a rare and nice looking helmet.