This Luftwaffe M40 EF66 mid war helmet is fresh out of a long time collection based in Florida. The helmet is 100% untouched since 1945 with its original liner system and remnant chinstrap still intact. The outside paint is textbook blue gray textured finish with a smooth enamel finish on the inside. The Luftwaffe eagle is nicely toned and at a strong 85% still in tact with a few broken off leather fingers on the inside. One nice feature of this helmet is that EF is a rarer maker than other factories and it's also nice that this helmet is in a large size EF66. The helmet is named to the original soldaten who wore it an offizier named "Leutnant Münch" with a German umlaut (double dot) over the "ü". The helmet is double marked both Lt. M on the rear skirt of the helmet plus the name Münch clearly written in a black fountain pen on one of the leather liner fingers.
The rear lot number 603 suggests a mid-war production date of somewhere in late 1940 to early 1941. A great mid-war Offizier worn helmet and completely untouched from the battlefield.
$1050 HOLD - Liam
Shipping to Anywhere USA: $22
Shipping to UK/Europe: $70
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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