M42 help needed please
i need a little help please !
What do you think about this M42 EF66 helmet ?
Itīs marked at right front side of helmet not in the back.
LotNr. is D436 or D456
The chinstrap is marked 0/0750/0100 without manufacturer.
The liner is marked with a small unreadable RbNr. and above with 59 3-44
Marked outside with 58.
Is the liner original and belongs to this helmet or is it maybe replacrd sometimes?
I could get this helmet but iīam not sure if everything is ok.
Thank you very much
12-15-2013 06:56 PM
Don't bet your money on my opinion, but I think it looks OK. Wait for someone smarter than me to be sure.
Helmet itself looks okay but I'd bet the liner is a post war replacement. A March 1944 dated liner would not normally be found in a sgl decal Heer helmet. It looks a bit too nice or unused for that shell as well.
Also, the rear rivet is funky - like it is missing the cap/cover to the rivet or something.
Shell looks good.
Hi , both the shell and the liner are nice originals although I doubt they began life together, as has been said already been said , the date on the liner is not consistent with a decal being on the helmet. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Thank you for helping me !
Original helmet and parts but I would agree a put together helmet. Would not be bad to have if the price is right.....if the price is right. Marty
Fortune favors the brave 644th td