This is your classic late war M40 Quist helmet in a flat slate gray finish and produced post 1943 when the addition of the adler/eagle decal was no longer being implemented. The amount of original feld grau factory sprayed on textured paint is outstanding at about 99% total coverage. The original inside leather has sadly rotted away but fortunately for history's sake, all other internal components including the outer liner band, felt and split pins have not been messed in any way shape or form. A great bargain of a price for your ubiquitous late war M40 front line fighting man's helmet.
For some reason the same helmet came with a very old 1940/50's non-German leather liner which I will keep with the helmet as it may have had this very liner installed in it at some point in history. Old leather helmet liners like this are hard to find and could be re-installed using 13 aluminum leather retainer pins found for about $5 on eBay.
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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