Original German WWII Refurbished M42 KorsunCherkasy Pocket 1st Panzer Division SSLAH Helmet - Stamped EF64
Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model M42 M-1942 German WW2 large size 64 helmet shell. The shell is stamped EF 64 indicating that Emaillierwerke AG, of Fulda, Germany manufactured it. Size 64 is a nice large size that can accommodate liners from 56cm to 59cm or US 7 to 7 1/4. Size 64 shells are harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
1944 KorsunCherkasy Pocket 1st Panzer Division SSLAH
- Soviet 1st and 2nd Ukrainian Fronts launched a massive attack on Army Group South trapping 60,000 German Soldiers.
- The III and XLVII Panzer Korps were assembled as a relief force.
- By now many SS units were now wearing the latest helmet the M42 which was known for its unrolled rim which made the helmet look longer.
- In 1942 decals were discontinued so M42 helmets could be found with or without decals, with having a decal the more rare.
- Finally, this late in the war helmet paint varied widely with no organized directive on what was allowed. The Soldiers used what they could find and painted it however they wanted.
- This helmet accurately represents a soldier of the 1st Panzer Division SSLAH late in the war.
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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