This is an original late-WWII German manufactured no decal M42 helmet. The inside brim is size stamped ET64 lot number 4599, denoting production by the Eisenhüttenwerke, Thale factory. The interior retains its original leather liner and chinstrap. The liner has dried over time and exhibits some cracking, however it is still strong and intact. The chinstrap buckle has torn from the shorter strap, but is still present. The drawstring and one chinstrap retaining stud appear to be period field replacements. The size 57 liner band is dated 1943 and stamped 'D.R.P.', signifying 'Deutsches Reichs Patent'. The split pins and washers are all original and show no signs of tampering. The helmet also retains its original factory paint.
WWII German M42 Helmet Complete Set ET64