This is your quintessential and iconic M42 SD Heer helmet with a near perfect ET late war decal and in a super large size 68. The rear lot numbers are difficult to read but put it in the mid 3000 range dated the production year to mid 1942 or basically the turning point in the war during the battle of Stalingrad. The inside liner is a nicely tonedsheepskin, completely untouched and all original but has 5 disconnected fingers which fortunately are all present thanks in large part to the presence of a hemp drawstring. I will most likely be restoring all 5 broken finger sections back into place using old thin strips on the leather applied to the reverse and so it will be a mostly seamless correction.
Really nice SD M42 Heer’s don’t come up all that often since most are already tucked away into private collections but is nevertheless fairly priced.