Rare '44-'45 Italian Partisan M33 Helmet SOLD

Living History / Reenacting uniforms, field gear, and equiptment, Wanted, For Sale (NO EBAY ITEMS) or Trade.
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Rare '44-'45 Italian Partisan M33 Helmet SOLD

Post by AZ Jeff » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:43 pm

Here's is a very scarce, 100% original Italian Partisan unit-marked M33 Helmet for your consideration...

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Helmet is marked on the exterior to the 183rd Garibaldi Brigade, a partisan unit that I believe was affiliated with the communists in north-east Italy based on the research I've done. You'll see plenty of Italian partisan photos but very few images of helmets like this. This example is a captured Fascist M33, likely MVSN "Black Shirts", as witnessed by the original factory black paint and black leather chinstrap on the inside...

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Liner size is 57 and the shell is stamped T101 in the rear shirt. The exterior shows one non-factory black layer over the factory black with the partisan markings in thick red paint. Overall 90% exterior finish with balance in surface rust patina. This piece came out of a 60 year collection and I can recall seeing it in the collector's home 40 years ago. Most likely a G.I. vet souvenir. Has a faint name in pencil on the inner skirt. Super rare stuff compared to the usual Italian Army M33 helmets out there.

$350 plus postage. Please PM direct if you are interested. Thanks for looking!

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Jeff Q.
AZ

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