FS: Nice WW2 Luftwaffe Double-Decal M-35 Helmet $1,000

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FS: Nice WW2 Luftwaffe Double-Decal M-35 Helmet $1,000

Post by AZ Jeff » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:25 pm

Got this helmet in a big trade deal recently and don't collect Luftwaffe so...

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This is a 1938 M-1935 Luftwaffe "double-decal" helmet with a c. 1940 government refurb. The type 2 LW eagle is about 70% and the tricolor shield 90% -- as the pictures show. Note that the darker (wartime) blue grey was sprayed over the factory smooth blue grey on the exterior only. The later paint is ~ 70% intact with the factory blue grey about 80%. The interior factory paint is easily 90% with this gorgeous dome stamp...

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Note how they almost perfectly painted around the tricolor -- but missed on the right side edge. That little screw-up conveniently proves that the decal is original if nothing else. The N.S. shell is a size 62 with a steel band (c.1940) size 54 liner featuring steel pins. Chinstrap is a later production as it appears to have an RBNr on the tip and steel studs and buckle. It is REAL which, these days, is sadly noteworthy.

Not the best LW DD M-35 but a solid survivor and better than the average examples that come up for sale these days. I'm amazed that any early war helmets survived in their early war paint/decals.

$1,000 plus postage, Please PM direct if interested, Thanks for looking!

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Re: FS: Nice WW2 Luftwaffe Double-Decal M-35 Helmet $1,000

Post by AZ Jeff » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:31 pm

Well... that flaking re-issue paint was driving this Scrape-A-Holic NUTS... coming off with my fingernail sooooo easily... After a very careful scrape here's how it came out...

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The factory blue-gray was protected rather nicely by the outer layer! Easily 90% on the exterior and 95% on the interior. It will always be a re-issue (thanks to the steel-band liner), but I thinks it's a much better looking double decal now.

COVID-willing, you can see it in person at Larry Stewart's militaria show in November (Tempe, AZ) or the 2021 Show of Shows.

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Re: FS: Nice WW2 Luftwaffe Double-Decal M-35 Helmet $1,000

Post by AZ Jeff » Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:09 pm

BTT. Price includes shipping (in the Lower 48).

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Re: FS: Nice WW2 Luftwaffe Double-Decal M-35 Helmet $1,000

Post by AZ Jeff » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:05 pm

*** SOLD.

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