Here is a rather rare find an original M40 ET64 WW2 produced shell with matching SS rear lot number 792. I would say that this shell represents about 1/100 I would normally come across. What this means is that this exact helmet shell was originally a Waffen-SS issued example. I have merely brought it back to as close as I could to how it used to appear during the war. The decal I used are white metallic and is a textbook mid-war SS ET design with the slightly thicker black borders. The outside paint has a finer texture than other makers which is how most mid war ET paint feels almost smooth to the touch. The decal was given a nice tea tone effect and so looks basically like an original SS single decal that has been aged over time but not roughed up in the field. The inside liner is an aged reproduction and has mid-war metal chinstrap bales.
A pretty neat little shelf Queen and priced affordably.
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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