Here is your quintessential M40 SD Heer Wehrmacht every day fighting man's helmet produced in 1941 rear lot number 222 with untouched original outside paint and liner system still in place. None of the three split pins have been removed or altered in any way and so this helmet is about as original and sound as one might hope for. The Heer adler decal was neatly rubbed off completely when I first received this helmet and so I professionally replaced and aged a new one to blend in with the rest of the shell. The eagle I added is a textbook ET metallic eagle and is exactly how the original would have looked before it was scrapped away over time.
The helmet is a nice large size ET66 and so it will fit most modern heads of today. The chinstrap is a nice post war add on to complete the piece.
$500 HOLD - M. Spivey
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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