Extremely rare M35 SS helmet which was issued with as a fieldgrey double decal helmet and period time re-issued as a black Allgemeine-SS helmet!
Q64 maker and size marked shell with full original fieldgrey factory paint to the inside. There is a "Abgenommen III 1938" dome stamp. The helmet was issued with both decals which are now covered by black paint. There are some clear traces of the original decals.
The helmet was then strayed with black paint and two new decals were added. The liner was not removed before spraying which is why there is some black paint to the liner and inner aluminum ring. The swastika decal is 100%. The SS rune decal shows minor signs of wear and is about 90-95%.
The chin strap is still soft and flexible and comes with a maker's mark and a "1939" date stamp. Furthermore, it is VA and SS marked (hard to see). The liner is still soft - apart from a small blood stain - and comes with a "56" size marking. It is "GÖRCKE" named.
The lot number stamp of the shell is "507".
The period time black paint to the is covering about 95%. There are only minor signs of wear and age. Bits of the fieldgrey paint can still be seen underneath.
An extremely rare chance to get hold of not only an original Waffen-SS M35 but also a rare M35 helmet worn by an Allgemeine-SS man!