The helmet originally came from an advanced collector looking to downsize to save on space. He told me that this helmet came from Kelly Hicks a renowned dealer and originally came with a COA. This is an M40 ET62 rear lot 1201 helmet which is right as rain when held in hand. The rear lot number places the production date somewhere in the middle of 1940 possibly during the invasion of France. The inside liner in your typical mid war steel banded rim with rounded chinstrap bales. All 3 split pins appear untouched and untampered with meaning that this liner system has never been removed from it's original shell. The eagle is your standard textbook ET version and there appears to have been a period applied brush stroke dark blue gray paint on the inside rim no doubt to spruce it up a bit and prevent rusting. The chinstrap is early to pre war with an aluminum buckle and faint markings on the underside at one end. All 13 holes are stil present and the chinstrap is fully intact never having been period shortened. A beautiful midwar example of your average everyday fighting man's Luftwaffe helmet.

$800 HOLD - Nick

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(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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