He spent 5 plus years fighting in Europe from the age of 17 with the Canadian army. I seemed to recall that my father said the helmet came from a motorcycle soldier by way of piano wire across the road. This helmet is in what I have seen from the helmets on the market in great shape… The liner is intact and soft. The chin strap is intact.. I dont know if the other side is missing a part of the buckle or not…. Ask questions if interested.. Kinda like our flag is offensive to certain country’s out there…. If you know of a place where I can sell these pieces of history please let me know and I will post them there…. I have no use or time left in my life to keep these items. The stamp on the back from what I can see is marked “hKD6″. The leather chin strap has a “1941” impressed on it. The steel batch quality is “5588”. From my research it is a “M42″. The goggles are included in the sale.. They look like the foam or coating had melted… You decide from the pictures… But unfortunately I took the goggles off the helmet only to find the resin of sorts had stuck to the helmets outer surface and rivets… I used a solvent to remove the white resin and it took off the paint on the rivets… They are original like all the WWII German military stuff I will post. For 4 hours per tooth. I have a flare gun and holster , a ammo belt and pouches… And what have you. The item “WW2 M42 GERMAN Army HELMET WWII, Authentic, withgoggles” is in sale since Tuesday, December 10, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets”. The seller is “2ndunitfilms” and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.
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