This is your classic mid war EF side marked M42 helmet with it’s complete liner system in untouched condition. Later in the war EF (EF)-Emaillierwerke AG, Fulda, Germany moved it’s mark to the rear skirt and is often very fainted stamped and non-readable. Rear marked 0023 indicative of a production date near August of 1942 according to Brian Ice’s lot data book. The helmet’s decal is textbook EF (Huber Jordan & Koener) with the characteristic large left talon. It appears that the lacquer resin used to seal in and protect the decal was oxidized unevenly causing this tea tone appearance often mistaken by novice collectors as being Kreigsmarine. I am selling this confidently as a regular Heer single decal helmet. Outside paint is in great condition. Very reasonable priced to sell.