Here is a rock solid example of your every day fighting man's helmet a mid-war M40 Q64 single bigfoot decal heer helmet. The decal is your textbook Quist with the menacing flatter top eagle eagle and large talons. Evenly tea toned due to oxidization of the protective lacquer over the decades since the war. The inside liner is original and made from pigskin so it has that nice old football feel to it. Chinstrap is original but unmarked.
SOLD - $900
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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