This is a near mint example of a late war M42 EF62 helmet with slate gray paint and a supple beautifully preserved original liner system. The rear lot number is a bit difficult to make out as with most EF M42 helmets the stampings are rather light and therefore almost indiscernible. It does start in the 5000's making this helmet most likely near the middle or end of 1944.
$450 SOLD - ALEX D.
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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.)