Here is a wonderful opportunity to own a piece of WW2 history for someone on a budget. The shell was sold to me directly by a vet related seller and so I’m quite confident that both the outside and inside paint are original and not post war applied. Just haven’t had the time to get a liner for it but that’s all it really needs to be completed as I have included matching split pins. The metallic SS decal was aged to match the outside paint and blends beautifully into the rest of the shell. The decal is water soluble and so can be removed quite easily if the buyer doesn’t want it on there. An original M35 EF62 shell and pins what more could one ask for at this price point.
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