Here is a 100% original German M42 helmet, complete with original liner and chin strap. The liner pins are undisturbed; no one has switched liners. All paint is WWII vintage, as is the unmarked chin strap. With a gray painted steel buckle. Even the liner ties are original, as is the shield insignia which has been apparently de-Nazified or simply heavily worn to about 40%. Old lacquer turned brown makes it appear slightly gold in the photos. Condition is well used, but it has been nicely preserved. Nothing has been altered with this helmet since the war’s end, and the photos have not been touched up. What you see is what you get. The pig skin leather is still supple, just a little dry but no cracking or flaking. The liner band is the correct galvanized steel. There is an inital M or W in pen on the liner. The marks on the apron interior are hkp64 (or bkp64) and 2163. A late war acceptance stamp is still visible stamped inside the dome. This would be a later war helmet. Overall, this is a classic brought-home souvenir German helmet with a “been there” look. Please study the photos carefully so you know exactly what you will receive. The item “WWII German M42 Helmet” is in sale since Saturday, August 7, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets”. The seller is “b24d” and is located in Allensville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Conflict: WW II (1939-45)
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Featured Refinements: German WWII Helmet
- Region of Origin: Germany
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany