German M42 Waffen-SS steel helmet. Volunteer.
German M42 Waffen SS steel helmet. Not typical grey-green colour, seen on police and SS earlier produced helmets. The helmet's liner is 100% original to the helmet. Most likely, the decal has been depot applied. The stamps on the neck guard apron of the helmet are ET 66 and the lot number 3551. The leather liner is signed by the owner and we can read something like «Hensch» on the liner's leaf and on the other one, there is a number ER.N 39933. This is most likely the Feldpostnumber (we just read it as EP, instead of FP) that belonged to Stab II u. Einheit Grenadier-Regiment 63 (25. SS-Division). The chinstrap fits to the helmet by condition but is not original to this helmet. The helmet is in excellent, untouched condition, without any signs of tampering, restore and etc. An interesting helmet for the collector of unusual and not textbook SS helmets. The helmet is an undeniable 100% original item found at the old farm and sold to us by «first-hand».