Incredibly rare M38 paratrooper helmet which comes with a period time camo color to its shell and rubber band attached to hold some camo material.
ET71 marked shell with original green factory paint to the inside. Aluminum inner ring with all rubber pads inside. Soft leather lining with clear signs of wear. "Kopfweite 59" size stamped and "Karl Heisler" marker marked. Fine 2nd pattern leather chin straps. Complete. Leather still very flexible. The press button is not working again and can't be opened. The closure clip is fine.
Outside shell covered with at least 85% of the original camo paint. A rare two-color sprayed paint as used in Normandy. Green and tan color including sawdust.
All rivets are absolutely untouched.
a rubber band was period time added by the soldier to put camo material onto the helmet. The rubber band is now very dry and can not be removed. It sticks to the helmet quite strongly. The ends of the band were pinned together.