This is an original WW2 German produced fallschirjager/paratrooper helmet stamped ET66 and rear marked 5069. The helmet like most elite German units seems to have seen a lot of action as the original olive green paint is only about 60% present. These guys were never cooling there heels in the barracks like rear guard Luftwaffe units but were instead often sent in to shore up weaknesses along the front lines. As a result most original German paratrooper helmets are rather beat up and battleworn just like this one is.

The helmet is side stamped ET66 and rear lot stamped 5069. Both the outside paint and decals are 100% original and have not been added or restored in anyway. This lot number places the helmet's factory production date to late 1939 or early 1940 according to Brian Ice's lot data book.

A real nice shelf Queen and very affordable considering that camouflaged examples fetch upwards of $10k!

$2500 SOLD

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Tel/Text: 1-438-502-5052
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PO Box 555
Champlain, NY 12919-0555

Shipping to Anywhere USA/Canada: $22 with full tracking numbers.
Shipping to Europe/UK: $65 with full tracking numbers.
Shipping to Australia/New Zealand: $75 with full tracking numbers.

(Please contact us with any special shipping instructions as I am here to serve and facilitate the shipment.)

(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

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