This is a top of the line restoration using an original WW2 German M42 shell HKP 64 4990 and includes all three matching split pins and slotted backings for future liner installation. The Heer decal is metallic and the SE/HKP eagle design and so is historically very accurate and has been aged to perfection to a nice dark tea tone which is how most original winter camo decals appear from my own experience. For completed shell and matching split pins as seen in photos.
SOLD $300 (Doug L.)
This particular helmet is already sold to another customer however since I did the restoration work myself I can easily do the same for you. Just chose from my original shell stack and let me know what you're looking for.
Thanks again to all those fellow collectors who collect for history and enjoy checking out my restoration work!!!
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GERMAN HELMET FACTORY PRODUCTION CODES
(Every original German helmet produced from 1935 to 45 had two factory stampings punched into the side and rear or both in the rear. The alpha numeric number refers to the factory location and the inside metric circumference in centimeters. The rear lot number refers to the production run and was used as a quality control measure. The font styles used at each factory were slightly different but highly consistent throughout the war and so fakes or reproductions will either not have these numbers at all or they will use the wrong font style or letter spacing and so are easily identified as post war made.)
(FS or EF)-Emaillierwerke AG, Fulda, Germany
(ET or ckl)-Eisenhuttenwerke, Thale, Germany
(Q)-Quist, Esslingen, Germany
(NS)-Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke, Schwerte, Germany
(SE or hkp)-Sachsische Emaillier u. Stanzwerke, Lauter, Germany