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Auction Date: May 6, 2017

Lot 2531: Desirable German Model 40 Stahlhelm Helmet in Rare "Normandy Pat

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Desirable German Model 40 Stahlhelm Helmet in Rare "Normandy Pattern" Tri-Tone Field Camouflage
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500
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Serial #Desirable German Model 40 Stahlhelm Helmet in Rare ManufacturerNone ModelNone
TypeOther Gauge Catalog Page253
Barrel Finish Grip
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DescriptionAs a whole, the Nazis were early pioneers in the field of general-issue camouflage. This was an ad-hoc improvisation by soldiers in the field using whatever material was at hand, typically paint intended to re-spray motor vehicles to match the environment. This one has been sprayed over with a green base coat and patches and streaks of tan and brown, with rough traces of dirt for texture. Though not documented, this method and pattern was known to be in use with the defenders of the Normandy region, and many fell into Allied hands in the aftermath of Operation Neptune. On the interior, "E.E.66" is stamped in the left side of the skirt, "31270" in the rear, and a faint round stamp on the webbing.

ConditionVery fine, totally original with mild scuffs and wear, showing the base metal in a few areas. The chinstrap is mildly cracked, and the webbing is scuffed up at the rear.
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