This helmet represents one of my bone stock factory issued mid-war examples with textured feldgrau (field gray) paint on the outside and a smooth enamel finish on the inside. The shell is an original WW2 produced M42 helmet which is in mint condition with not rust pitting, cracks or dents. A rock solid shell indeed!
The markings of CKL64 indicate that this particular helmet was manufactured by the Eisenhuttenwerke factory in Thale, Germany with rear lot number is 3260 placing the production date to early 1943. I have completed the helmet down to the 10th yard line and so an Heer eagle or Waffen-SS decal can be added and aged to the shell if the buyer so chooses. Basically I am willing to keep going on this helmet if the buyer wishes for a single decal helmet or even an Eastern front winter white camo, wire cage camo or even a Normandy pre-invasion paint job. The inside liner will be an aged size 57 reproduction which I will have to photograph later since I'm still waiting on my latest shipment to arrive. No extra charge for adding and aging the appropriate decal if that what the buyer chooses. Please add $25 for the addition of a period accurate chinstrap.
$350 TRADED AWAY FOR
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Shipping to Europe: $65 with full tracking numbers.
Shipping to Australia/New Zealand:$75 with full tracking numbers.
HELMETS OF WAR INC.
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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