WW2 German Wehrmacht M42 Stahlhelm – M42 STEEL HELMET w/ LINER & DOME STAMP – RARE!

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You are bidding on SUPERB used example of a WW2 German Wehrmacht / Heer M42 Combat Helmet!  The AMAZING features is that is still retains the original Liner and RARE Dome Stamp!

 

 The first “modern” steel helmets were introduced by the French army in early 1915. The German army began tests for their own steel helmet at the Kummersdorf Proving Grounds in November, and in the field in December 1915, experimenting with both captured French and British helmets. An acceptable pattern was developed and approved and production began at Eisen-und Hüttenwerke, AG Thale/Harz, in the spring of 1916.

In 1935, the Third Reich developed the smaller, lighter M35 style helmet, and then in an effort to reduce construction time and labor costs, minor modifications were introduced in March 1940 resulting in the M40 helmet. Further construction modifications were undertaken in August 1942 resulting in the M42 helmet.  

Made of stamped steel, this M42 Combat Helmet is in EXCELLENT Vet Bring-Back condition!  It retains 95% of it’s original paint and finish, but there is some obvious patina, corrosion, marks, and wear due to the age.  The liner is the original to this helmet (heavily sweat stained), however the chin strap is a post-war replacement.  It is marked “ET66”, with the serial number, “3523”.  The RARE feature is that is still retains the original dome inspection stamp (see last photo for reference).  This type of stamp was ONLY used in ET or CKL helmets in the 1200-4000 batch, making it VERY RARE!  It is quite blurry/faded, but  100% identifiable!  A VERY NICE untouched original M42, PERFECT item for any collection or display! 


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——————- PAYMENT —————–

 Payment should be made within 7 business days at the end of the auction unless buyer contacts me for other arrangements. I accept all forms of payment. 

 

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My goal is to ship within 7 days from auction end. However, depending on circumstances, it may take up to an additional 1 week from receipt of confirmed payment. If you need it shipped sooner, please let me know and I will do our best to accommodate.

  

——————- TERMS OF SALE —————– 

Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase. 

 

——————- ABOUT ME —————– 

Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.  

 

——————- COPYRIGHT —————– 

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