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Dirk
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Anybody have any expertise in these? In a friends collection.

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Guess it's alright, the Nationalist Chinese got a load of M35 Helmets direct from Germany in the 30s, and when the helmet was first produced.

 

Here's one with  metal cockade applied rather then painted

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Heat lot # just out of a known range but I don’t know how definitive the list is 

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Thanks! That’s what was suspected….the dealer is know to push fakes 

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Maple Creek

I don't think this one is authentic. Looks like a reissued M35. The helmet has a zinc liner with rounded chinstrap bales of the type used starting early 1940. This would be well after the Germans stopped supplying the Chinese with helmets. It doesn't make sense that this type of helmet would have found its way to Nationalist Chinese forces. As Dirk pointed out, the lot number is out of the current known range, which is 2072-3120. (This range based on personal research). Here's a link to an authentic one and some additional information on the type from my website: Chinese M35

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Maple creek thank you for weighing in as well…I passed along the bad news to the owner, but I suspect he knew what the result would be!  Again thank you! 

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