Q64 M35 double decal Heer helmet with rare leather carrying rig
A stunning 1936 dated apple green M35 double decal Heer helmet complete with its rare pre war leather carrying rig. The leather carrying rig is typical of construction with a heavyweight steel carabiner. The carrying rig is paired to the helmet was used early in the war by motorized and cavalry units where helmets would have been clipped onto horse saddles or vehicles. These straps are very scarce and hard to find. The helmet is nicely marked Q64 indicating production by Quist with the lot number 5140. The helmet retains up to 85% of its original apple green paint inside and out. The helmet has not two but 4 decals applied stacked on top of each other. This is be one of the earliest re-issue helmets. The helmet retains its original rare 1931 (!) dated single band Schuberth type liner. This was a scarce liner of the first batch of M31 liners for the M35 helmet. The dome of the helmet shows a nice and clear dome stamp dated 1936. The Chinstrap is original to the helmet and nicely dated 1937. The helmet is in very good condition and would be very hard to upgrade. Finding a M35 helmet with original leather carrying rig and stacked decals is very hard!
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