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Large Single Decal Reissued M35 Army Combat Helmet
An M35 German Army combat helmet with a shell marked as "ET68", indicating a size 68 shell manufactured by the firm of Eisenhuttenwerke in Thale. The size 68 shell was the largest helmet size manufactured in Germany before and during World War II (the only exception being some rare size 70 helmets which were custom made). The liner in the helmet is marked as a size 60 (the only larger standard helmet liner was a size 61 except, again, for a few larger liner sizes that were created for the custom made size 70 helmet shells). The exterior field gray paint on this helmet is approximately 80% intact, with the expected chips and some rust in those spots of paint loss. The Army eagle decal is approximately 80% intact. The liner is present although the drawstring is missing. The liner is somewhat dry but still supple. Only one section of the chin strap remains, with the section that held the buckle being missing. Nicely painted in the rear skirt of the helmet is the number "240524", likely the service number of the soldier who wore the helmet. Overall the helmet is in very good field used condition.
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