Original German WWII M42 Refurbished 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen - Stamped hkp64
Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model M42 M-1942 German WW2 size 64 helmet shell. The shell is stamped hkp64 indicating that Sachsische Emaillerwerk, of Lauter Germany manufactured it. Size 64 is a nice medium large size that can accommodate liners from 56cm to 58cm or US 7 to 7 1/4. Size 64 shells are hard to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
Notable history of the WWII M42 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen helmet:
- On June 6th 1944, D-Day, the unit, lacking equipment, still had 42 Stug IV’s as the backbone of the Division.
- On June 10th, the first encounter with the Allies was against the 501st and 507th Parachute regiment of the 82nd Airborne.
- They later faced the 101st Airborne at Carentan
- Joining the 6FJ, they successfully routed 2 US units at Bloody Gulch, but then spent the rest of the war in retreat escaping the disaster at Falaise, only to end the war as captives of the 101st.
- This helmet represents those late forming units thrown into impossible odds.
What does refurbished mean? While the shell is 100% genuine WWII manufacture, we have tasked, perhaps the very best German Helmet restorer in the USA, to customize this helmet. Every detail is hand done, with the finest materials including a hand painted shell with high quality authentic decal. Please know that the paint, decal, liner and chinstrap, while they look totally original are all new and the helmet has been refurbished to look as if it was picked up off the battle field by a USGI and brought home as a war trophy.
This helmet is one-of-a-kind there will never be one exactly like it making it a true collectors piece that will do nothing but appreciate in value in the coming years. This is a rare opportunity to own a genuine WWII German Helmet for a fraction of the cost of one with original camouflage paint and decals.
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