Unfortunately no Veteran provenance provided. The tunic I bought from your site is almost exactly the same with the original one! Exterior of the liner has been repainted in the 50s. Can't tell you what this one stands for. The whitewash is also seen as hand applied brush strokes on the inside circumference of the flange. . The Q Big Foot Heer decal rates at 75-80% with some scuffing. Included is a brief background of Mr.
Super tight fitting liner system 100% original to the helmet. One of our highest priorities is getting the quality military uniforms to our customer as fast as possible. Authentic and factory applied Luftwaffe adler decal approx 96% as well. Authentic and factory applied Luftwaffe adler decal commensurate with the overall wear. The paint exhibits aging that is indicative of the touch up being done decades ago. The Kriegsmarine decal has either been masked off or carefully painted around while the Tri-color decal has been meticulously removed given the 1940 regulations. Very clear and crisp manufacturer ink stamp on snow camo side.
Goat skin leather liner fully pliable but has 2 torn tongues. Leather liner fully pliable, undamaged and has taken on a darkened aged appearance. Both authentic and period applied decals commensurate. This law exempts antique firearms from any form of gun control or special engineering. This German helmet has the original aluminum reinforced M1931 liner typically found in the helmets issued between 1938-1940. The original M1931 zinc galvanized liner is present.
Just a quick note to introduce the Top Pots new. Authentic and period applied Luftwaffe adler decal commensurate with the overall condition and rates at approx 98%. The original drawstring is present and is in good overall condition. Very hard to find Fallschirmjäger helmets with a rubber pad configuration. As with all our helmets, this German Heer helmet comes with our Lifetime Guarantee and Certificate of Authenticity.
With a replaced liner this would be a very high grade helmet. Any further Veteran info will be provided as it is gathered. Buckle end of chinstrap is steel with approx 90% of the gray paint remaining. Both authentic and period applied decals in relatively good condition. Factory and period applied Luftwaffe adler decal commensurate with the overall wear and also rates nearly 100%.
The National Colors decal was on the helmet when issued but was removed as per the 1940 regulations. The liner pins are fully intact and are original to the helmet. Long portion of strap is in its full length. Manufacturer and 1940 date on tip. Both authentic period applied decals have survived the test of time.
Chinstrap buckle is steel with approx 50% of the gray paint remaining. Long portion of the strap is in its entire length and fully pliable. The original drawstring is also present as is the chinstrap. Factory feldgrau paint in the very high 90% range. Long portion fully pliable and in its entire length. Goat skin leather liner fully pliable, undamaged and still retaining a rich creamy color appearance. Exterior displays very light wear with approx 98%+ of its factory paint remaining.
Aluminum adler firmly affixed and not loose. Only storage abrasions and transfer marks evident. The original liner is present and is in good overall condition. Around 1957, after the movie The Vikings came out with Kirk Douglas, it briefly became a Viking helmet as I invaded England every afternoon after school, although it was really to heavy for me to wear well. Authentic and depot applied Heer adler decal rates approx 93%. This is exactly the condition liner you want to encounter.
The Luftwaffe adler is only approx 25% while the National tri-color decal is approx 90%. The black camos are somewhat scarce and a number of examples do exist. Runic decal survived in excellent condition. Chinstrap harness is complete with no loose stitching. The Party Shield rates at 95% with nice toning.
Long portion of strap has a break. Another high grade named helmet. Leather liner is intact, undamaged and taken on a darkened age appearance. Super tight fitting liner system original to the helmet. The liner leather is in nice supple condition with stains from normal wear.