This original restored German M42 helmet is ET66 marked. It has a heating lot number that puts production in mid-1942. The helmet has been restored to look like it might have been worn during the battle for Normandy by a member the Waffen-SS. The helmet was fully stripped of post-war paint, then repainted the correct shade of aluminum oxide textured field gray paint. After painting, a correct ET inspector’s ink stamp was applied to the inside of the dome, and an ET style SS 2nd pattern decal was applied to the helmet’s side. The helmet was then over-painted with a very typical 3-color Normandy camo scheme featuring tones of ordinance tan, grass green and earth brown. These are the same colors used on vehicles.
The helmet’s liner is original, and is dated 1942 to match the date of the helmet. The leather is new, but was fit with an original WWII production wool felt pad. The chinstrap is likely wise new, but perfect reproduction of the original version, and is also dated 1942.
The helmet and all of it’s components have been aged to give the helmet the look and feel of an battle worn original vet bring back. The helmet has a very nice over-all nice patina and looks convincing from afar or close up.
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