This helmet is fresh out of my workshop. The shell, an M42 CKL66 size large with a late war rear lot number was uber clean when I stripped it down to bare metal as I do for all of my restoration work. I never paint over old paint but only new paint over original bare metal just like it was done at the wartime German factories. The overall paint is consistent in both color and texture to the originals in my collection. Smooth finish on the inside and a rough texture on the outside just as was done at the original German factory at Eisenwerkes in the city of Thale. (ET/Ckl) The liner is an aged reproduction and in a nice large size 59 which refers to the metric internal circumference in centimeters of the outer liner band.
While the rear lot number 4048 suggests a late war no decal configuration I am willing to add an SS decal or Heer Adler eagle at no extra charge if one so desires. I am also open to adding a chicken wire cage or doing a Normandy camo with painted around decals or no decals at all.
Basically the helmet is good to go as is but can be further restored at no extra charge if the buyer so chooses to take things a little further.
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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