This original Hungarian M35 is one of the rarer versions. The inside of the skirt has two maker marks. The side for skirt is maker marked GY indicating the shell was made by Magyar Waggon és Gépgyár in Győr.
In April of 1944 this factory was bombed by the Allies. Some 50,000 shells were saved and sent to the MÁVAG factory in Budapest to be finished. Hence the reason this helmet has two separate factory marks.
The helmet’s restoration by Hungarian helmets worn during the winter fighting on the eastern front. The whitewash was brush applied and distressed to give the helmet the feel of a heavily worn eastern front vet.
The helmet has been properly fit with the three-pad Hungarian pattern liner with horsehair pillows and set into the helmet with brass split pins. The chinstrap is likewise a museum quality replica, with the proper brass spike buckle chinstrap.
If you’re looking for a sharp looking helmet to fill out your Eastern Front collection, this is the helmet for you.