Military Head Gear – German Steel Helmets. STAHLHELM…SOLD

Created on February 25th 2008

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      WW II M35 Steel Helmet

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M35 Third Reich steel Helmet painted pale grey/green, with partly erased double Norwegian shield decals with  leather liner and chin strap. Rolled edge. Careful inspection reveals “6413″ and on the inside and “Q64″ both stamped on the inside. “Q” being the manufacturers later code for the maker Quist who were based at Esslingen.  In good condition virtually no rust at all. What looks to be an earlier coat of black paint is coming through where the outer has been scratched. Original Nazi marked 8 fingered liner, manufacturers stamp just visible on leather.

SOLD

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WW2 M42 Afrika Korps Helmet

A good example of an M42 German Helmet camouflaged in the field, as none of these were done at the original manufacturers. The troops have applied sand and paint to the outside surface and by the quality of the finish it is a fair guess to say that it was sprayed on. One pointer to that being the the quality of the finish – a general lack of brush-strokes and the fact that only the outside surface has been done. These were often worked on by the motor pool or vehicle based units that had compressors at their disposal - the main reason being to reduce reflection.

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The Palmtree and Swastica have then been applied usung a stencil and are fuzzy round the edges. The shell is the later plain edged type typical of the M42. Correct embosed air hole rivets. Chin strap and 8 fingered liner. Stamped “hkp62″  the code for manufacturers, Quist, at Esslingen and the size being 62 cm. also stamped at rear with the production code number 5072. Stampings at the back of the helmet are typical of  later production.

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WW2 German Wermacht M35 Steel Helmet.

A clean example of the M35 in Army Green/Grey with no decals. Several differnt coats of paint have been applied to the exterior which is correct - bearing in mind the number of “official” colour changes handed down by  Army High Command from 1940 onwards.  The three liner rivets show signs of multiple coats of paint with chipping from usage. The vent rivets are the correct seperate rivets of the M35. Chinstrap absent.

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The inside of the rim is stamped with the part number 4586 at the rear and the makers code and size on the right, “ET62″ ET meaning produced by the firm “Eisenhuttenwerke” at Thale. Rolled rim. Inside is the “8 fingered” pigskin leather liner with a later replacement draw string.

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A plain German helmet in good condition, worthy of a place in a collection.                           SOLD

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Single Decal WW2 M35 German Wermarcht Steel Helmet.

A very nice example of an German Second World War Army Steel Helmet. Clear although somewhat worn Silver Eagle holding Swastica in its claws, the standard Army Decal, on the left, beneath the seperate rivet vent hole. Signs of multiple coats of paint with rough matt finish. A smooth area underneath the rivet on the other side hints at the removal of the national colours sheild as ordered by the Reichswehr Minister.

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 Correct M35 rolled edge. Three flat-headed rivets hold the aliminium liner bands.  Ventilated pigskin liner and leather chinstrap. Marked on the inside of the flared edge with 3446 at the rear and “Q62″ on the left. “Q” standing for Quist at Esslingen. “62″ being the size.  There are also some period white painted numerals on the inside edge – meaning unknown at this time.

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This helmet appears to be an unmolested example of the disctive WW2 German Steel helmet – Stahlhelm. In itself an icon of the conflict. Condition – very good for its age.

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Battlefield Relic M35  German Steel Helmet

This is a helmet that has obviously been through it. Very corroded and beyond pitted, painted recently olive green but inside it is still showing the white winter war paint with rust spots starting to emerge. The remains of the ali or zinc liner suggests this item may have rested in the ground for some time as the degree of corrosion is extensive. Not possible to discern any stampings. Shell is complete with only one small hole through.

SOLD

 

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