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M42 ckl66 with owner name

Article about: M42 Hello Forum, I need your opinions please about this late war M42 helmet M42 ckl66 LotNr. 4901 In addition I would also like to ask a few questions: From what date pig skin liner were ins

  1. #11


    Colegues have said it all nice original helmet of later war make. timothy

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  3. #12


    Awesome piece! Love them M42's! CKL = Eisenhuttewerke Thale. The manufacturer of the liner would be on the yhe inside of the liner ring. Use a flashlight to peek but don't take the liner out.


  4. #13


    Yeah thanks to all,

    i can't read the liner manufacturer sadly.
    Maybe some of the specialists can say who is the manufacturer of the liner and the chinatrap please?!

    Thank you

  5. #14


    Nice honest looking pot, can you tell what the darker tips on the tongues of the liner leather is?

  6. #15


    Hi Chris,

    I guess it's sweat from owner that made the liner tongues dark


  7. #16


    Hi Wehrmi,

    your helmet is on page 150 of Brian Ice's reference book and it reads: M42 CKL66 4901 ND SLATE ZSH.
    Translated: No Decal, Slate Gray Paint, Zinc band with sheepskin/goatskin.


  8. #17


    Wow thank you Kurland😃

    My helmet is in this book👍

    How i can figure it out who the chinstrap manufacturer is?
    Is there a way?


    M42 ckl66 with owner name

    M42 ckl66 with owner name

  9. #18


    Is there a database for chinstraps maybe?

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    By 1942 the chinstrap markings changed completely to a serial system that gave each firm a nine digit code that protected their location and identity. The use of these codes became standard throughout Germany as a measure of protection against Allied attacks. Name and year markings were then replaced with a designated code. This marking was known as the National Business Number (Reichsbetreibsnummer) or "RB Number." I will do some digging to see if I can get the manufacturer of your chinstrap.

    Apparently the first digit represents country of manufacture, second set of digits is city. It seems that 99% of samples have the first digit as a "0", while there are numerous examples of the first digit being a "1". It gets cloudy after that. Some examples exist with a "2" and a "9", but they are usually viewed as controversial.

    This is all based on info that I found on the net so pls correct me if I'm wrong.



  11. #20


    It's likely not the same helmet in the book, thousands might have had the same lot number. Lot numbers are far from an exact science it is worth noting; two helmets sharing the same lot number might be a Luftwaffe and an SS for example.

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