Original German WWII M42 Refurbished Summer Normandy SS Helmet - 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 Summer Normandy SS Helmet:
On June 6, 1944 the Allies invaded Europe starting on the beaches at Normandy France
The German Army quickly regrouped and threw into the fight their top Waffen SS units including the 1st SS Leibstandarte, 2nd SS das Reich, and 12th SS Hitler Jugen
These units have been in constant action and were not anywhere near their compliment of men.
By now you could find a mix of helmets starting with the early volunteers wearing M35’s to the replacements that streamed in after every battle wearing M40’s and M42’s.
The main reason the German army was so successful was its ability to integrate in people who have not served together and quickly bind them into a powerful cohesive force.
This helmet represent those young Soldaten in Normandy who were thrown into the fury and endured to the end
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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