An early Allgemeine-SS helmet designed similar to an M34 pattern.
Leather inner band holding its original leather leather. "56" size stamped. "M.Z." marked with the owner's initials. "I. SS 2" unit marked. Chin strap damaged.
Period time black factory paint. Most probably overpainted fieldgrey (maybe for SS VT use) later. There are now at least 4 decals attached to the helmet. Rest of the grey color can be seen. This helmet certainly could tell a long story.
Similar happend to the M35 helmet of SS member Görcke which also came with several decals and layers of paint. Please click here.