Here is a near exact copy of an original CKL71 fallschirmjager made by FJ Werkes about 20 years ago out of Europe. They apparently made less than a few hundred which were all quickly snapped up by collectors back in the day as the shape and weight of the shell was a huge accomplishment for the time. This is the 1990's version and is museum quality in all aspects. It used to be camo painted and came out of a seasoned old timer's collection. Unfortunately most of these were repainted, aged and then later passed off as original paratrooper helmets. A lot of collectors I've heard have lost a lot of money in paying full retail for a helmet that later was identified to be from FJ Werkes. The rear lot stamping of CKL71 and 3892 actually falls in line with known original paratrooper lot numbers and so this thing was definitely meant to deceive in my opinion.
The paint work and decal application was done by myself personally and I also aged a matching rope net that the buyer can have for an additional $50 if they would like to have it.
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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